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FULL CIRCLE poem

Story ID:4603
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2008
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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Full Circle

Cars move as
brooms, sweeping across
his view as he
enters the intersection

Helmeted, nice bike
new Adidas, briefcase
in the carrier-basket

crosses old railway
tracks, rusty
fingers sneaking
through summer weeds

passes moms, baby
carriages, and older kids
trying for attention

sets his eyes on the
building ahead,
graffiti in various shapes
and colours

some words not so
nice, other 'tags' kind
of neat-

a few years ago, his
were “boss.”

© Richard L. Provencher 2001

first published (Fall 2002)
Vol. 35, No. 2
The University of Windsor Review
Windsor, Ontario ISSN 0042-0352