Reading in the wind

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I would like nothing better

Than to make the newspaper in my hands

Stop flapping so annoyingly.

I would like nothing more

Than to tell the wind and world to get a room

And just leave me alone.

I would like very much

To sit and enjoy the free, mortal time I have

In a calming, still peace.

I would greatly appreciate

If I didn’t have to keep up stupid responsibilities

That keep me from sleep.

But that would be asking

The Totality of All to do Way Too Much

For my lowly self.

By Tom Farris, 

Contributing Poet

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