Monday, February 27, 2012

Talk Outside The Donut Shop

Leaves change from green to red and then fall off.

The donut shop always keeps its color.

The trees talk about the donut shop but
the donut shop doesn’t notice the trees.

The donut shop has cars and customers
and coffee and donuts to talk about
and there’s green in the donut shop all year
because customers park cars in the lot
and go inside and money changes hands.

I saw grade school kids leave the donut shop.

They were on lunch break from a nearby school,
walking back, talking and eating donuts.

Between big bites of donut, one boy asked,
“Did you guys study puberty today
in Family Values class with Miss Stanley?”

Boys and girls, donuts in hand, all yelled, “Yeah!”

Adults drive to the donut shop. Kids walk.

The donut shop doesn’t notice the trees
but the trees talk about the donut shop.

I wonder if that one tree is asking,
“Did any of those kids with the donuts
ever fly a kite that got tangled up
in your branches? Or a model airplane?”

And are the other trees laughing, saying,
“When was the last time anybody saw
kids flying kites or flying model planes?”

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