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Feathers and buses

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Feathers and buses

The minutes dash past 
In white lines on the road
Dirty and endless

I scratch words into paper scraps
Turning to shield
From the man who breathes heavier
And lives less
Than anyone I have ever seen

I do this every day
Two steps and a bus pass flash
Sink into the carpet crease
Three seats back

Watch the girl with the feather earrings and feathered hair
Nod and shake and rock
To a melody 
That we can't find on weekdays

My pencil mirrors her eyes
Mimics her motion
And relentlessly searches for what swings between her headphones
Jives through her veins.

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  1. Date: 10/24/2011 10:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Tracie's "Everyone Knows" contest Gracie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 8:41:00 PM
    Congrats Gracie on a wonderful win in this cool contest luv.. enjoyable read..luv..

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 6:08:00 PM
    This poem is a very fresh write, Gracie. Hey, I dig this one a lot. A little window into a few steps of someone's daily routine, can really get me pondering. Congratulations on your win in Tracie's contest~!

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 1:05:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Gracie. Nice going. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 12:47:00 PM
    Very nice Gracie. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 3:06:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your work this afternoon..Sara