A Most Familiar Thing


You see it everywhere,

this detached oddfellow

rolled up in gutters

leaning on lamp posts

dust covered and weed riven,

in every town from Marseilles to Berlin

along the Mississippi,

washed up by the Seine

this scatterling castaway

not able to hold on

skidding off into oblivion


Unfastened Flying Object

that can’t find his car

from the top of Mt. Everest

to the parking lots of Mars-

plastic moon hubcap

cheap modern design

ubiquitous fake chrome fixture

an alien creature

from the planet Audi, Ford or Fiat-

a testament to the fact

that man cannot permanently

fix anything.




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