forgot to strap on my splints today
and all the normal knocks
hurt my broken bits

my knees buckled
my thoughts down

I resolved to purchase
a suitably decorated walking-
stick, as a prop not only for support

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This lip hole will heal
when it's unhooked

I love the light and breeze
but the air is thin

Back to the river

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The teacher spent the whole hour
looking out the window
On the playing fields
two dogs were hard at it

A Biology lesson
hot, sunny
Cold here today

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