Monday, July 19, 2004

Dangling Conversations

Thoughts so jumbled
to tease out
even a solitary string
of conversation
that won't end . . .
. . . that won't end
in a big, tangled knot
of unsorted thoughts.

No patience remains
for the tedium of sorting.
Such a shame!
The odor of catnip
is strong within
that gargantuan ball of yarn!

But cats have 9 lives . . .
Plenty of time
for amusement
by that single, loose end
That dangles, mesmerizingly,

Loose ends--
From the balls
Of dangling conversations
Rolling around
On the floor
Of my mind . . .

(Cherice Montgomery, July 19, 2004)

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