November 11

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A bird in the hand
is worth two in the bush

because its weight
is tangible—

as far as omens go
an albatross is worse

when it is metaphorical

.

Sometimes words
are as good for thirst

as bucket of saltwater—
give me something small

to hold on to, some sea
-smoothed stone,

a startling barnacle

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