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Talking Trash

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Talking Trash

The alarm clock brushed my teeth and then forced me to drink orange juice.
As I looked out the window, a cement sky was pulling down the corners of my mouth.
The newspaper on my front steps was wetter than a spitball. Trying to read it was like trying to page through baklava, just not as tasty.
The coffee grinder handed me a bouquet and asked if I would like some help with the corners of my mouth. I cradled the steaming mug so I could feel the rays of sunshine in my hands.
As I headed out, the wind surprised me by throwing the door open and kissing me. Her lips were cold, but her breath was very fresh. I was mad at first, but must admit, it did feel good.
When I got to work, the building was talking trash to me, and I talked trash right back,
reminding him that I was close to retirement. That shut him up! I paused and then tightly grinned, knowing full well that someday I will miss them all.

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  1. Date: 12/13/2012 6:17:00 PM

    What a fine write congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 11:47:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Luke. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 8:07:00 AM

    Many congratulations on your win, Luke! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 2:53:00 AM

    Luke congrats on your win, excellent...David

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 12:36:00 AM

    Congratulations on you no 1 spot Luke xx

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 10:38:00 PM

    Congratulations on your 1st place win.

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 9:57:00 PM

    Great write, congrats.........Seren

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 7:19:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win Luke. Your words indicate.... some days just don't "mellow the beast."

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 6:50:00 PM

    So many ....too many to count, these personifcations are fantastic!! Congratulations on a joy well done!!

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 5:22:00 PM

    Congratulations on your 1st place win in my contest.

    Irwin Avatar Luke Irwin Date: 12/12/2012 5:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for a great contest! It stretched me beyond what I've done before. Everyone shined in this contest.
  1. Date: 12/10/2012 6:45:00 PM

    i enjoyed this very much. your imagery is very amusing and clever. nice one!