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‘Love on the Road, or What I Did Not Want to Overhear ’ and other poems

Literary Yard

By: Joan E. Cashin

Love on the Road, or What I Did Not Want to Overhear 

A marriage proposal at the Hilton Hotel
as I ate a salad at the next table in the restaurant:
she said no.
A screaming match at the Courtyard Inn
as I tried to watch television in my room upstairs:
he won, by sheer force of repetition.
Wild sex at midnight at the Marriott
as I tried to sleep next door so I could catch an early flight:
at least women and men can still do that well.

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Daylight Savings Time

Oh the luxury of it, an extra hour
stretching in front of me like the continental plain.
I’ll do this and this and this, more of this,
and then this.
I shall gallop across the terrain until bang!
I hit my head on my own sloth.

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Numeral 

We like numbers, and some…

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