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To Condense This Life

Updated on April 12, 2017

To condense this life so huge to small space.

Everyone has a home a place to live

or rusty old dog chain without much give,

a grey purple name plate once on your place.

To meet you with a parachuting log

or dried out squid and some vacation cards

this organization can run for yards,

a chance to lift oneself from snow drenched fog.

In the mixer crooked crayon lines, city

in blue uncertain of lazy lines drawn.

A simple need, paying my student loans.

So suddenly to file papers quickly,

your inner fish maybe your inner pawn,

to try not to leave the cupboards bare bones.


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      Ann Carr 10 months ago from SW England

      Great overview of life! You pick up the things with which we all identify, Jamie.


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 11 months ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Gypsy. I hope you are well. Jamie

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed you creative poetry.

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 11 months ago from Mississauga, ON

      Simple and to the point! I loved this!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 11 months ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Audrey and Ruby. Jamie

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 11 months ago from Southern Illinois

      In a nutshell, we live each day, making our way as best we can. I liked this!

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      Audrey Howitt 11 months ago from California

      I love your rhythm here-- this piece picks up speed as it goes--and your close is brilliant