Friday, April 24, 2015

INTERVIEW WITH A TRAIN PASSENGER WHO ELECTS TO ELEVATE HIS HAND FOR THE DURATION OF THE RIDE.

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To establish a system of perpetual greeting. (“Halloo.”)

To ready the self, in the event of, a request for, a series of high-fives.

To stretch and otherwise limber a percentage of sinew & gristle.

To challenge the blood, climbing like a warm vine, toward the fingers.

To assess the body’s capacity for persevering through numbing dearth.

To hail a taxicab from the speedy seat of another conveyance.

To audition for the position of question-asker emeritus.

To attract the attention of those whose foreheads lapse easily into wrinkles.

To offset years of conducting this maneuver with the other hand.

To practice the fond embrace of a taller chum on the shoulder of a seat.

To perform a sedentary, one arm, no leg, no torso, nothing further, jumping jack.

To raise awareness of people who forget the purposes of their gestures.

To salute the landscape as it vanishes according to established principles.

To receive the world & be received. To be human in silhouette.


for 2015 NaPoWriMo sonnet # 23: Interview with H&R Cock Block
for 2015 NaPoWriMo sonnet #25: Interview with a Micromanager Who Must Oversee a Large Project

4 comments:

mark wallace said...

To stand up and be counted. To vote.

DAN / DANIEL GUTSTEIN said...

To vote again and again, apparently. Like the Chicago Democrats who rose from the grave, to vote for Kennedy. (Really & truly -- to sit down & be counted, eh?)

To answer the teacher's query. To become the teacher's pet. To supply every answer.

----BA

Marian Green said...

Stand up, vote...
See my words at:

gramswisewords.blogspot.com

DAN / DANIEL GUTSTEIN said...

Hello Marian. Thanks for taking time to read this post & good luck with your NaPoWriMo poems!

------------BA