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Poem-a-Day

The Signs

The Signs

 

This man! No,

this man! This

man! No, this man!

the sign shouts

at the sign across the street.

 

Each name five letters long,

beginning and ending

in consonants,

b, n, t, p;

some vowels,

i, e, u,

sandwiched in between;

the same colors,

red, white, blue,

for the background.

 

The men the signs stand for 

stand elsewhere,

talking at each other

like these signs do,

while

in the space between them

very heavy things

rush so fast

they're just one bright blur.

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