MONDAY: A Stay of Execution

BY CHARLENE JONES

Copyright is held by the author.

How does anything stay together
what with the weight of bills
oppressing the hum of electric
you’d think would stop
and the freezer not talk

or the house explode/implode
from the basement out
or the attic down
weight of the mortgage
and all those banks,
just heaving on the roof slates.

Or the water stop in the pipes
you know the kettle not boil
since the propane bill clogged the copper coil
yet here

every little thing tonight
just clicks
and goes on.

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