Reflections on an Old Notebook

June 16, 2011      James Hayes Nichols
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a last page-en-ing

a soft lax-en-ing

of thoughts un-think-en-ing

but now —


we’re here and not

there and not

bolted on pages like

idiots abroad


no wordy preamble

no Tower of Babel


no flaw left unnoticed

no clog left un-hairy —


scary word — last —

whether page or song

or friend or glass


or life


it’s gone and no

chest-thumpy gutcheck

will bring it back.

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