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La Fete d'Action de Grace (Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey)

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the trees did
not
blaze

raze

autumn had no tantara

pidgeons
peckish this guten morgen
did not fly when I
went by and the
guy coming down the street

naked copses

autumn had
no
scrump

a turkey sandwich
costs a couple dollars
the man said when I offered
him one

no bullshit
or thaumatology

from marble canyon
you tell me
you forgot the date of
our anniversary

filling me with joy

your package
arrived on time

the 24th

what precedes silver
tarnish

(if everything is
impermanent

does that include
impermanence)

on the buffet

nyingje
changchup sem
the punjab dal was excellent

they say

the thought of what's for lunch
never tastes anything like the meal

except in this case

little bug
don't fly in my
chai

-- Vincent Zepp

Vincent Zepp lives in North Oakland in the neigborhood known as The Fringe.  He is the acting chair for the Szep Foundation. His most recent work will be featured in Along These Rivers: Poetry and Photography from Pittsburgh, edited by Michael Wurster and Judith R. Robinson. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Tuesday at 7 p.m. on independent radio, WYEP 91.3 FM.

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