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Fred's Desk

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Fred's Desk

Seven Post-its,
a constellation not unlike the Big Dipper
guide travelers through a deskscape
of escarpments and promontories.

Out beyond the half eaten sandwich
dotting the horizon
are The Spires of Mountain Dew,
monuments of deadlines never met.

Rumor has it that beneath
a sedimentary strata of folders
and never-read reports
are Fed-X artifacts
and a 1990 desk calendar.

Four Post-its,
yellow green fuchsia and pink
like Burma Shave placards,
line the bookcase less traveled.

“Fix car”
“Pay bills”

In a screen-saver sky
biplanes aimlessly fly
back and forth
back and forth
back and forth.

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  1. Date: 4/7/2011 12:33:00 PM
    Do I read a procrastinator in here or perhaps someone who just x-ited earth, fed up with the madness?? Uniquely written and love the way your eyes capture details, Jim. Always a fan. Annalise

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 10:57:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your excellent poetry this morning James. May you have a beautiful week of good health, love and baskets overflowing with inspiration. Love, Carol