Writing Poetry in Strange Situations

for: gigi

"you can write a poem about me bringing you a cup of tea"

which he did do

while i sat in a patch of sunlight on an endless afternoon

strangely camped outside his front door
putting down words like a misplaced doormat

offering up a mug of earl gray to keep me company
the way you would put out a saucer of milk to placate a stray cat

it was an odd scene

and the cordial gesture went well with the christmas tree

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