Mailbox Luxury

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A mailbox here...a mailbox there...here the mailman comes again,

For whatever reason...big box or small...it comes on time every time,

Mailman oh mailman show me the sign...postage stamp resigned,

Flying through imaginary airwaves...airplane fly...Henry ford drive.

Elite and poverty mix...stanzas and novels collide...Ben franklin coincides,

Pen to paper...ink to papyrus...the wet residue travels thousand miles wide,

Of sigmud and shakesphere...dreams for plays...how it parts it's silent lips,

Mailman...do you believe...of course you do...dream of larger plays
for canny individuals.

I thought the mail was Here...was it late...just for me or for the
entire street,
207...209...211...it still isn't here...wait I think I see him...the
white truck of emotional paper trail,
No it wasn't him...just private enterprise greedily eating it's way
through society,
Socialism...capitalism...who knows what is really right...just as long
as he is on time.

He just showed up...hours later...the package arriving in my
hand...heavy isn't it,
I want to open it up...no I don't...maybe i do...I wonder if it is
what I wanted,
Think it is...it sounds squishy...feels good...emotional happiness
recouping it's cardboard walls,
It is...it is...it's finally here...I've waited my entire life for
this...my new heart...not my old cold atone.


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epigramman 4 years ago

...well Mark my man you ramble beautifully (as you always do) here in poetic form combining wit, charm, savvy, philosophical insight and imagination - and guess what happened yesterday to my mailbox - which is right at the lake side of the road - it blew right off its post due to the high winds from Erie .....but I found it and put it back up today.

Happy new year buddy to you and your family with continued health and happiness in 2012

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BakerRambles 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thank you good sir, you always ring in beautiful compliments. Have a great new year yourself and your family.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

i like this, Mark. I also hate waiting for the mail!


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BakerRambles 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Yea it's very difficult, especially when your outside, it's snowing and the mailman is right there, but your barefoot. Yep mail.

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