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The Trouble With Hammers

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The trouble with owning hammers
is that you have to store them somewhere,
on pegs or at least in a drawer
or inside an emptied out tackle box,
long after the house is built
and the circus folded like an envelope
on the backs of unfamiliar trucks,
all night from Maine to Hollywood.
I want to go by three names
like child actors and serial killers.

My father kept hammers in a drawer
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JoAnn McGrath 01 August 2007

That was quite a thinker...kept me all the way through...enjoyed the bits of wit too : O) thanks for sharing

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