Saturday, February 12, 2005

Valentine's Day Poem 1

"On, on --"

there's a light out on my string of pretty lights
has it always been out?
did it used to be on, but recently burned out?
i replaced the bulb, but it doesn't go on.
i checked the wiring, but it's fine
all the other bulbs are on
i just can't get that one on
i have tried all different kinds of bulbs
every one i could think of
every one i could get my hands on
bulbs and bulbs and bulbs
bulbs that this string was designed for
bulbs that can be used in place of the one this string was designed for
expensive bulbs
inexpensive bulbs
i've found them on the internet
i've run across them by accident as i lived my life
bulbs and bulbs and bulbs and bulbs
i'm cross-eyed with them
i'm easily discouraged
i'm tired of trying over and over and getting the same result:
there's a light out on my string of pretty lights
i give up again.

- rr
2/12/05

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