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Roundhouse Runs

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Roundhouse Runs

Black squirrels bound skewways
from the house, shadowshifts
falling darkly on 
dusty white autumnal
snow. Paw prints run

makeshift memories soon 
snowed over. Leaping
on tree trunks they wind their
way upward on paths of birch
bark in quick roundhouse runs.

I watch them go from
a seat by the door
and eavesdrop on the
dripping eaves trough. Icicles
hang like stalactites
and
drip
their
dew
onto
the
driveway.

The heater blows dry
air over my face as
dust rides recirculated
draft flows and floats upward
in a beam of magnetic

light. A thin frosting
of human sloughcells
settles on the windowsill
in a regiment I
attack with the duster

before they regroup and
resettle. Single cells
born of a single self. I 
pace circles on the
fading cream carpet.

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  1. Date: 5/26/2009 9:34:00 AM
    Congrats once again as you are being honoured once again with another feature of the week. We can’t get this kind of well deserved honour else where other than poetrysoup. Keep writing, you are a great poet… Leke

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 3:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 5:27:00 PM
    Congrats on your awesome feature once again! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 1:49:00 PM
    Congrats on the re-feature. Vince

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 1:07:00 AM
    Congratulations and more power and success with your writing endeavor. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 5:11:00 PM
    Just wanted to drop by and add congratulations on having your poem featured to my other comment. Enjoy your honor. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen