epiphany

sitting on the lawn
at the clothing-optional
hot-springs retreat
with a book of poetry
and some blank
paper wondering
if i have any idea
what i’m talking about
when some guy’s swiss-
looking girlfriend greets him
then kneels and removes
her loose cotton dress
to exchange it for one
more suitable for
the evening revealing
herself in the interlude
and i suddenly realize
that’s it that’s exactly
what i’m talking about

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About nosuchthingasastraightline

I grew up in tiny Lyme, New Hampshire, where I drew, roamed the surrounding woods, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom's Beatles records. I studied biology at Harvard University where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. I have since made a living variously as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing. I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads (listen to latest tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/crooked-roads). My poetry writing has been inspired by Rumi, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca, and others. My two books of poetry, "The Morning I Married the Sky," and “Free this Morning” are both available on Amazon.
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