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Bobby got coffee.
Jen bought lunch.
Mindful of her tasks,
Martha missed the accident
that could have saved her life.

Think of something you could have done.
Now imagine you did it.
The heroine took a pill.
It was simple.

I’ll curate yesterday’s news.
You peruse the want ads.
Oh, and that squirrel that just ran by?
Ignore the obsidian eye.

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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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