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Steady Creeks

I could get used to anything, and

If weeks of tedium lie in store,

I don’t mind: as long as there’s a

Schedule; and inevitably I could dodge

Surprise, arrhythmia no longer psychologically

Jostling. I’m optimistic this disappointment

Will fade just as soon as I get situated –

Gimme a second and I’ll sit down with

You to enjoy them: all the sighs we

Settled for. And the broken doors stuck

Shut with disuse. At least they’re pretty

Doors with smart brass numbers. At

Least this new neighborhood’s

Predictable as a pop song. At least

There are some activities in store

If you go check the whiteboard


you kind of have to jiggle the handle on the gate to the real world

the treachery of an edge

that had never opened

skin before it did

feels like being cardboard

boxes being broken down

behind the steakhouse in

the rain and feels like being

someone’s last cigarette ever

(before all the saudade)

there’s a pitiful epiphany

that feels like the treachery

of her promise’s fine print

or like watching a family pray

together (and the dad’s peeking)

their table almost levitating

out of the restaurant and

out into the real world

where we’re all waiting

for our skin to push the splinter out

The Blueberry

Up from
2016 August® 23

Joseph Westley Ammons©

Professor Joseph Westley Ammons

English 2016

20 August 2016

The Blueberry

Blueberries return perennially. And, acidic, one will taste too lovely. Hydrogen atoms come together in determined celebration of the blueberry. One may consider blueberries “eudicots” in the way that the old man squints and says “well, it’s a sign” (TOM 2023).

Blueberries also ripen.