Jams & Jellies

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I’d bake a raspberry cheesecake

but I can buy one for cheaper

I could go to the zoo

but I have a chipmunk who likes to sit upon my shoulder

I used to spread myself thin

now I water the rose garden

I could talk about how I’m feeling

then suddenly I am begging your pardon

I’ve seen better days

but I am looking to the future

Iost and found posters on the telephone pole

are fruitless because I got myself to somewhere better.

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10 thoughts on “Jams & Jellies

    1. Thanks for the compliment and the warm welcome….I sometimes which side of the cage I’m on in this zoo we call life. Either way, I’m pleased to have you on my side and reading what you have to say about all of this. Peace, Harlon

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  1. I love your writing, Harlon. I’m trying to put my finger on it. There’s a playfulness masked as matters-of-fact, but also there’s an intimacy with self that is incisive. It leaves me thoughtless, in the best of ways, like I turned the corner and realized someone a hundred years ago left me a note tacked to a city bench… “Hey–! You. Don’t forget to pick up a bag of coffee on the way home.”

    Michael

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