should i

i’m acutely aware of

the presence of a blue ballpoint pen

on the street in front of the house next door.

 

it’s been there since we moved in.

 

each time i see it, the question:

should i pick it up?

but then i remember:

it’s the same pen that’s been

left out in the soggy grey tuesdays,

the muggy sundays,

the breezy, humming friday nights and that

it’s my own mind

that remains hopeful, curious, confused

to discover,

with a start,

that i already know the answer.

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