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Jennifer Steinkamp, Mike Kelley 15, 2009

 

Flux

André du Broc

I’ve done this before.
Déjà vu?
This different seems familiar.
Another new trick for an old dog.
Another change to embrace.
Another ambitious and hungry
motivational phrase
uttered by a fresh-off-the-assembly-line smile
who knows nothing of the inevitable.
This face show no wear of time,
not a line of regret.
“Change is good.”
“Sometimes,” my chest silently chirps.
“Find your new normal.”
I wince, then smile reaching into my pocket
to jangle that which I’ve carried
for years.

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