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  • GOODBYE AMELIA


    I can't
    help but to wonder
    if many years from now
    somebody might find
    my little electric heater
    I so affectionately named Amelia,
    who I buried today
    with small ceremony
    in a narrow ravine
    somewhere down the road
    off of Lookout Mountain Avenue.
    and
    I also wonder
    if whether they'll just toss her off
    as nothing in particular
    or
    if they'll even think
    how the hell she ever got there,
    least of all why.

    I don't
    believe for a moment
    that they'll think exactly like me.
    they probably won't even consider
    how much of a good friend
    electricity was
    as I did.
    and
    like a friend,
    she was laid to rest
    even with just a little
    technological sentimentality
    by her best
    and most profound user

    namely me

    just
    a half-bent
    studio set dresser
    working the swing gang
    for an eccentric
    such as Bonnie Mae,
    and
    stuck somewhere in Hollywood
    while being in love
    with a woman of dreams
    named Shara.

    and
    living
    on this tiny mountain,
    they'll never know about me
    and
    my crazed relationship
    to an old electric heater named Amelia
    who's now rusting away
    in the tight confines and hollows
    of the good earth.

    and
    quite frankly

    why should they?


    ~~~~~~~~

    (c)2014 Miles Ciletti
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