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May182010

House of Cards (early 1980s)

House of Cards

 

I walked into a house of cards,

Surprised that I could open the door;

The residents were surprised by me,

That a dimension beyond one side

would take up equal dwelling space.

 

 

My resolutions case aside,

I could only state the obvious,

and they found that most complete;

"Be careful not to laugh too hard,

You might blow away the floor."

 

 

I wished myself into a dream state,

Where cards were replaced--

By fortune tellers,

And gravity was not the sole foundation,

And found it useless.

 

 

Laughing that the steel beams and concrete that had built a nation

Had become my paper creation,

With a cry of "Caution!" from the diamond king,

I destroyed the paper floor,

The immobile faces on the queens altered in dismay.

 

 

"Enough of the balancing of perspectives," I said.

 

 

(early 1980s)

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