Regular Poem: The Fifth Annual National Poetry Writing Month

1 Apr

just because
a lot
can
change
in five years
doesn’t mean
a lot
does

sometimes
a lot
is like a natural grassland
changes are made
upon it
but always at the edges
and in the cracks
big bluestem bunches
and breaks through

a car lot
for example
can be several bad restaurants
and another car lot
a parkour place
before all businesses
fail successively
and before long
people are parking cars there
in the now abdandoned lot
with for sale
written in shoe polish
on the windshield

that’s
a lot
that tries to change
but ultimately doesn’t

but a lot can
and does
change
internally
but also doesn’t

i can’t live a day
five years ago
just to check
compare and contrast
it’d be a waste
of a percectly good time machine
anyway

point is
if all these poems
feel like the same poems
they probably are
thoughts well lived in
gently used
test driven
and parked back
on the same old lot

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