Poem: “Brainstorm”

How about—how about a thumb
bracelet. How about socks
that have Velcro on them
and the Velcro has soles.

How about a sandwich
made of something different.
Made of that webbing—
that webbing they use for belts.

You could put snaps on a roller skate.
I never thought of that one.

(This poem’s called “Brainstorm,” but it’s no storm from my brain; it’s made of sentences a sweet homeless guy was saying to himself near me as I sat outside of Peet’s Coffee & Tea last Sunday. He was just sitting there, thinking out loud. Coming up with new combinations. Classic brainstorming. I was in love. So I put him in stanzas.)

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