Oddments

In search of story


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June 7.19

There’s something to be said

for a line that’s imprecise;

like Mona Lisa’s wink,

it makes people focus twice.

This sign that’s not aligned

in parallel perfection

partners with the gleam

of nostalgia and confection.

Gumballs and a Coke lid,

iconic barber pole,

floors that mimic mirrors,

playful, even droll.

There might be message here

in tinseled frippery:

savor the cockeyed line,

seize gumball reverie.

Life can be so dark

with its arrows and its slings;

it’s good when it’s illumined

by bright and shiny things.

 

Yet more thanks to photographer S.W. Berg.