Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wobble (Poetry Month 2012: Day 12)

So what do you use
if one leg's too short
& the whole table tilts
each time that you lean up against it?

Do you prop it with felt?
Poke your shoe under it each time you sit down?
Use a handy wooden shim,
or a long-unmatched sock?

Folded in half twice
a half dozen pages
wedged under wood
serve our need for now.

But when we move the table
just an inch
the whole balance that we struck before this
is completely off.

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