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ODE TO CLOTHES PEGS

Be you wooden plastic
sprung unsprung
your virtue
as a helpmate
is the same.

I cannot count
the ways
of your constancy.
And did you think
I hadn´t noticed
your ability to hold on

in high velocity situations?
I am proud too
that you hold your face
to the sun
unafraid to fade your beauty.

It comforts me
to gaze at you online
a string of bright butterflies
waiting for my pleasure.

Oh pegs
so much of life is in your grip.
You are the seal
on my food bag
the art deco
in my hair
the clip
on my trouser cuffs.
You will be there
until I
peg out.
And I want you

to know
that if I do succumb
to the hot spin
of a clothes dryer
we´ll still hang together
often.

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