best before

Perched on this spiral shelf
this Guggenheim design
allows me to observe
the downward flow
nightmare skid in fact
that as we near the bottom
outraces elevators.

The smiling doorman
waits to embrace everyone
who leaves at day’s end.

It is a formal embrace
no friendship in it
no love in it
just goodbye.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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