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It's So Easy To Make A Friend

by Philip F De Pinto




it's so easy to make a friend
just keep your mouth closed like a fist

it's so easy to lose a friend
just open your mouth like the sea

your mouth being the sworn enemy of friendship
friendship which requires the mouth be sealed like Odysseus's ear

requires only that you lend an ear
an ear which took longer than the Titanic to build

and as quickly to sink - this appendage thought unsinkable

it's so easy to slip an ear into the sea
just keep your mouth closed like a fist

it's so easy to sink a friendship
just open your mouth like the sea

once slipped off its slip - an ear
hitting the snag of your pearly mouth

never arrives at port

and took down to sea bed
nearly every word it took on board

save those words whose tails
were provisioned with lifeboats


01/17/2013

Posted on 01/17/2013
Copyright © 2022 Philip F De Pinto

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