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Folded Brown Boxes

Updated on April 4, 2017

though you've seen them all please don't say a word.....
they're all just pure impressions worthy of our screams
it's nearing 1 & I hear....
17 fish
15 clams
11 scallops
93 fries & rings
powerful words weaved together by sawdust & flour since the beginning of time
legions of stick men & curvy ladies cemented together on the sidewalk outside
everyone under the glare of the blinding summer sun
waiting, talking, sometimes laughing
one & all expecting molded plates of food
great treasures from the sea
as if hand-made by Triton himself
something powerful
fervid desires covered in sandy feet & Coppertone showers
secular hands draped around the spirits that approach each window
moments like these balance passion with change
each amazing touch etched on the bathhouse walls


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      Kenneth Avery 3 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Changing Tides,

      You just keep on writing and publishing to many wonderful hubs (like this one) and I guarantee that you will need a new keyboard very soon.

      Peace and Love to you.

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      DREAM ON 3 months ago

      What a gem. You did it. Keep writing and uncovering something new. Thank you for sharing. So many memories really hard to focus on just one. Have a great day.

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      Kenneth Avery 4 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      This is a P.S. to you. I noticed that the Fan Mail app on your Profile was not working, so the following is My Personal Thank You for Following me:

      Dear ChangingTides,

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      I offer my sincere, heart-felt apologies to you for taking so long in sending this note, but I had to have a heart cath in November 2015, due to me having Congestive Heart Failure and I was near death the doctors said. But thank God, I am here now, going slow in recovery, and very much alive.

      Actually, and truthfully, my followers are THE reason that I do my best to provide hubs that are not just interesting, but a little on the comical side to take the readers' minds off of their troubles only if for a moment.

      Thank you once again and anytime you want to write me with hub ideas, comments, or suggestions on how I can produce a better hub, just send me an email.


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      Kenneth Avery 4 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      Lovely and poignant. Thanks for the hub and how much it said to me.

      Honored to meet and follow you.

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      ThreeKeys 4 months ago from Australia

      Hi changing times, thankyou for taking me to a busy fish n chip shop at the seaside! Great holiday for me!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 months ago from Reno NV

      I love the last line. Great write and a pleasure to read. Thank you. Jamie