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by George Hoerner

there you are
with you pretty house
flowers and birds
watching the world

whether in jersey,
the golden state,
belgium. alabama,
or some other world
you’ve manufactured

i checked the chapters,
the bibliography
and the footnotes

i thought i was missing
but then on page 323
there i was
in the middle of the line

that little misshaped comma
no doubt a printing error
for it doesn’t belong

not there
or any where except
here where i
am lost


Posted on 10/18/2011
Copyright © 2023 George Hoerner

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charlie Morgan on 10/18/11 at 08:10 PM

...george, if i may say: this is more than a morning laugh; yet i do appreciate dawn's observation. i had a heckuva deep, heavy of the word package[pome]and still w/ that diff, i loved "what" it said to me...definitely well writ as she says.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/19/11 at 01:36 AM

Hahahaha - I did not know where this was going, and I'm not sure where you are, George, but I'm pretty sure we're still all in this together.

Posted by Shannon McEwen on 10/21/11 at 04:04 AM

I agree with all of the above!

Posted by Glenn Currier on 10/31/11 at 05:29 PM

Ah!... to figure out what we are, jots, tittles, misshapen commas and what is our place in the universe... what page what line. THEN - to be ok with being lost in the middle of a line in the middle of a book in the middle of a library ... - that's the rub - eh? Cool pome, George.

Posted by Lori Blair on 11/28/11 at 12:05 AM

Just excellent George..and the thing is if you are on page 323 all before that could never be as important! :)

Posted by A. Reed on 12/10/11 at 02:32 AM

I suddenly was reminded of an ad I saw on a magazine for a car dealership... It read, "Amereca." with a nice flag and Uncle Sam nearby.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 04/08/12 at 01:26 PM

another wonderful piece for the ages, my friend. another splendid opus to strum to excite to communicate to the deepest the most soulful senses. a musician in every sense of the word is who you are, George.

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