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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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When I turn back around
I catch you staring at me
like you're trying to see
right through me
like there's something
you're looking for
that I'm not showing
but damned if I know
what that would be

 trust me
there is nothing

so move along please
nothing to see here

nothing to see at all

33 comments:

  1. Only a slight sleight of hands maybe :-)

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  2. I bet that looker can see all kinds of things under the speaker's sleeves...

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  3. So I'm trying to imagine if the picture above it suppose to recommend this poem as a parlor trick of magic, or if it is about waiting for the write hand to be dealt. I'm personally going with the second one.

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    1. It's about the poker game between the sexes.

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  4. Oh there's plenty to see, Timo........this made me smile.

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  5. or maybe they see something you don't? ;-)

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  6. Excuse me sir I just wanted to tell you that there is some toilet paper on your shoe.....:-))

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    1. Oh, Carrie, you saved me a world of embarrassment!

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  7. Haven't read your work in a while, but as I recall, there is plenty to see!

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  8. methinks someone doth protest too much ;)

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  9. Me staring, cuz u've some parsley stuck in ur teeth as you smile at me ...ow ... :)

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. Now that I think about it, I've been meaning to tell you about that bird poop in your hair.

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  10. Amen. And if there was something--not saying there is, mind you--those types would miss it anyway. Great wrap on that feeling of alienation, and the distance we defensively assume in a weird world that won't leave us alone, even as it obviously wants nothing to do with us. Or so I paranoidly read, Timo.

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    1. It's when someone looks at you in that way that says they can't figure you out. They don't understand that you may still be trying to figure it out yourself.

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  11. Oh I'm sure there's plenty to see, but not that easily!

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  12. …my teenagers tell me that all the time. I don't believe them :)

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    1. Well, teenagers...you know they're hiding something!

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  13. Forced TV, and Internet commercials, the covert messages still exist.
    __What you see, is seen; that, which you do not see, can become imprinted. _m

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    1. That's me, Doug...they may not see what they want to see on the surface, but there's is that subliminal message embedded in my gaze that will make them do my bidding! LOL

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  14. when we walk around, look around, there is indeed things to be found.

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  15. valid words.


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