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A List

September 13, 2009
By pigeondove GOLD, Monsey, New York
pigeondove GOLD, Monsey, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"the world is your exercise-book, the pages on which you do your sums. it is not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. Your are also free to write nonsense, or lies, or tear the pages."
- Illusions: adventures of the reluctant messiah by Richard Bach

I'm making a list of things that we need here.
Here in this little other house
We don’t live here
We just come here
And this is a list of the things that we need here.

All we have here are books and paper and pens
And candles and matches and cushions
Fortune telling cards
A little yellow lamp
A painting that grandma painted
And crystals in the windows.

What we need here are toothbrushes
Nail clippers
And hair clips.
And a toaster for toasting the bread that we need here.

And milk for the chocolate milk mix that we have here.
And a telephone to be bothered by the people we don’t want here.

The author's comments:
a poem about the apartment that my mom and i had for a little while where we hid and wrote.

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