It’s okay We’re all going  To the house of pancakes.. Friday / December 12, 2014 #SchwervonPoetry

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It’s okay
We’re all going
To the house of pancakes

Bones sinking
Bones sighing

Sunken treasure
Sunken eyes

You have to love the kids
All kids
The kids inside

Speak into their sunken heads
Take off your shoes
Get comfortable

Comedy with out the laugh track
Is profound

Mary Hartman

If you investigate yourself
too much
You’ll go blind

The gloves always come off
At the post office

Minds sharpening
Like pencils
Cat stickers on phones
Birds exploding over cars

It’s all happening
At once
More than once
It’s all happening
At once
Over and over

Trash cans full of tissues
And orange peels

Mary Hartman
There’s so much more to love

Love can happen anywhere
Bowling allies
Convenient stores
Cat boxes
Beneath Dining room tables

No I don’t hate you when you’re sick
I hate you when your mean

No I don’t hate you when you’re sad
I hate the sadness

It steals you away
It puts it in a fish bowl

Fish kissing is not satisfying
Making love like fish
Making love in a fish pond
Is a start
Let’s evolve from there.

(This poem was originally recited on December, 12 at Jackpot Lounge in Lawrence, KS)

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