The Reader’s Audience

Rockville Centre NY Library (c)  2013 by sphoto33. Unaltered under a Flickr Creative Commons license License language

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It’s hard to follow,
Tegucigalpa
This week, then on to
New Jersey, sometimes
Back and forth between
Such unrelated outposts
Fast as I can turn the page.

You hear, sometimes listen,
Even care about the highlights
As I relate them,
New favorites daily
Flow like a migrant stream
Out of my mouth,
Neither rehearsed nor
Sterile, but I just thought
You would want to know
About the little girl
Who was violated
On the train, and how
Everyone was able
To move on, just as much as
You might be interested
In the medical pioneer
Who said doctors should
Slice into flesh
Using clean instruments.

This is your fate, dear husband,
A volley of disjointed
Stories you are challenged
To follow, brought to you
From the library each week
By the cartful.

 

©  Beth Henary Watson 2016