QUAGGY (photomorph) & ON MAKING CONNECTIONS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila
ON MAKING CONNECTIONS
"Yes," the successful businesswoman says,
"I voted for her. You do know that she
got Town Hall totally renovated from its
skeleton on out when no one's ever been
able to even get that issue on the docket?
I've always said, no matter how intelligent
or well-spoken or right ... to my way of
thinking, of course," she says, in a light-
hearted aside ... "one can't get anything done
without connections, and she's got 'em,
up the wahzoo."
And I stand there dumb founded that I'm
dumb founded. There you have it, I think,
the reason my self-lauded independence,
my insistence on going it alone, on doing
it myself, has gotten me exactly no where.
All those old reasons for being a loner,
those injuries suffered at the hands of others
and piled up, one on the other,
from childhood forward, don't amount
to a hill of beans out here,
where things get done and undone.
Or rather, they do add up but to a distinctly
soggy, uncomfortable mound on which I sit,
watching a world of people go by,
connecting and getting things done.
[free verse dream poem written 12-3-16. Photomorph "Quaggy" (5-25-09 1726v13a) by Roswila]
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[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
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