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Small Parts

They just want you to be part of the
world
The big part
Important part
With the roads and neighborhoods
The fences and trash pickup
The personalized mailbox
full of bills with smiling faces like this :)

They’ve already set the table
and look
there’s a chair for you
just strap in and enjoy the dinner
they made your favorite
warm food

Don’t you want to be a part of the
world?
The big part?
Important part?
With the loafers and cable box?
The town car and Word docs?
“This is no indictment,”
you might say
“But I’m smaller than that,”
and you cross your fork over your spoon
a white flag soup

“I am a part of the
world
The small parts!
Important parts!
With the same roads and neighborhoods
The fences and compost
The impersonal mailbox
full of bills with slanting faces like this :/

And there’s a chair for you too
but no one straps in,”
no one straps in?
no loafers or cable or spreadsheets or fables?

“No,”
you might say,
“Just the small parts.”
Posted 01/09/15
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