Mean Numbers

swimming

she didn’t have
t w e l v e fingers
and therefore
could not add
those meaner numbers
swimming ’round
her
head

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Potomac, Before the Rains

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her feathers are ruffled
arms akimbo

she stomps    irritated and
annoyed

down and down and down she goes

her hips battering the shoreline
with grumpy bumps and slaps

detritus scurries from her
sweeping swats

down and down and down she goes