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Daily Poem – Tuesday 9:00 AM

July 26, 2006

Tuesday 9:00 AM

Denver Butson


A man standing at the bus stop
reading the newspaper is on fire
Flames are peeking out
from beneath his collar and cuffs
His shoes have begun to melt

The woman next to him
wants to mention it to him
that he is burning
but she is drowning
Water is everywhere
in her mouth and ears
in her eyes
A stream of water runs
steadily from her blouse
…for the complete poem, go to:
http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/147.html
Primary Source:
http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/

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