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The Exam

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The Exam

The trees pace around the morning
with small steps, measured,
unconsciously wearing small circles
above my wind-tossed hair as I
warm a steel bench with the
patience of prey wrapped in undergrowth.

Sirens and taxis fight over a bone as
I huddle around a steaming paper cup.

Why must mornings announce
themselves so early in the day? 

Likely because they know my 
eyes will be at half mast, numb
to needling unwelcome news.

Perhaps it's the closest thing
to pity I'm meant to know.

My coffee cooled and palms warmed,
I abandon a full cup of illusions on the bench
and return to the waiting area.

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  1. Date: 1/15/2012 11:17:00 AM

    Well written and very descriptive. Glad I read this.

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 5:33:00 PM

    you've got writing talent.

    Davis Avatar Darryl Davis Date: 1/13/2012 2:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks :-)
  1. Date: 1/11/2012 6:42:00 AM

    You've definitely captured that feeling of anticipation, nervousness, some interesting descriptions in there. Enjoyed.

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 12:25:00 AM

    Hi Darryl and thanks for your most welcome comments... Loved somme of the descriptions in this piece but did have to re-read the opening stanza a few times to get into it properly... Hope this is helpful?

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 1:29:00 PM

    Darryl this is a visual gem, felt like I was with you in that space. Thank you for your comment on my poem as well :) tc Wilma