Bob Marcacci


conversation turns on gift only



she says i free write

wears a daisy-chain i thought

only exists in nursery rimes


this can’t be worth lunch

much less dinner

only to a lesser degree


to keep the eye moving

sub-zero conditions must meet with some approval

only in certain circles


weather permitting

she removes the remaining articles

only her thoughts are omitted


what’s left lines up right

one after the other

only she has the final say

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