The Couch

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Here so completely

With one foot out the door

I breath a sigh when I hear

Familiar foot falls exit


Your cold motor groans


I safely rise scurrying my chicks

Out from the warmth of my wings

Sleepy breakfast eyes don’t notice

Blanket and pillows neatly stacked


A single night

A ruse of 

Propriety and currency

Becomes five times thirty


Suspended in time 

And geography

Displaced by this 

Economy


Until an opportunity for

Permanency


But what of propriety

And currency-- 

Of one foot out the door?



I understand completely



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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

I think I get this. But what about: "your cold motor groans." ???


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

He'd sneak out of the house before my kids were up and I'd hear his car start, that was my "the coast is clear" signal.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Left alone I can now start the day.;)


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hi Mentalist. Something like that.


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Tara Tufford 5 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

Wow RB! Pretty cool point of view of something that people in my experience usually keep on the "hush, hush".

I liked it!


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

I spill a lot of beans in my in my poetry Tara. Thank god for my alter ego, LOL.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Very nice Randy.

You are so good at placing us in your moment. One can feel the tension and with you as you gather your "sleepy eyed chicks."

It feels like an old Brando movie, but real life where where we share the pain of no resources, no solutions, and only dismay amongst brief moments of minor relief.

I love it....


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Ahhh bbnix you have explained the recession! A donut when it is a luxury taste 10x better than the ones you can afford to eat everyday. Some times life is "in" the relief. Thanks for that :)


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Jess Killmenow 5 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Road markers, these memories, back on the past path, showing progress, detours, learning, adventure - Thank you


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Showing an overly protective mother perhaps.


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Enigmatic Me 5 years ago from East Coast Canada

Moment by moment

Just being in the moment

Its where mind and soul exist

If we suspend time(live in the past) we don't ever live a life experienced...rather one that forever thirsts for something that may not ever come.

The pain and sorrow we live through isn't without its purpose....sometimes we just need to lift the shade and learn to hide with in the sunny days... not hide from them.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Enigmatic, does this poem imply I'm living in the past? I strive daily to bloom where I'm planted I assure you.


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Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States

Your work always makes me smile.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks Tom, your smile makes me happy.


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Nice poem.thanks bravo.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks for reading crystolite.


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Enigmatic Me 5 years ago from East Coast Canada

No, not at all... more of a comment on society... my apologies for this.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Sorry misunderstood you. Published something light and silly you might like.


ralwus 5 years ago

Gee, I dint know you had an alter ego let alone kids. LOL I thought you were an old lady. hehe xox CC write on dear one.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Yeah, old old lady with kids CC :)


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Wow...this is great. I got it; was right there. Well done! Up and awesome.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Oh I'm so glad Genna. Don't think this one hits home with many.


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Enigmatic Me 5 years ago from East Coast Canada

I like it all Randy... no fear. Of all the hubs I've visited, I never leave yours for wanting more.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks Enigmatic for always wonderful comments :)


MrDSpade2 5 years ago

An interesting poetic describition of a one night stand, hopefully i'm right if not, i still enjoyed the read...


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

No DrDSpade, not a one night stand. More of a couch surfing situation that went on for 5 months. Glad you liked it though.


MrDSpade2 5 years ago

Damn, i was way off, i envy that guy, for those five months i mean, lol...

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