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Apr 6
(NaPoWriMo Challenge: April 6, 2019)

If all the conditions could be met
(and all the stars align in my phone’s telescope app)

If we had to leave that other house suddenly
(and pay its landlord through our noses)

If we had to suffer heat exhaustion and motel arguments
(during three moves last year: Penske, U-Haul and an Enterprise van)

If I could dance like a ballerina delicately out of that chorus line
(not unlike a surgeon extracting his very self)

If the clouds would align to send down a rain to water our crops
(So unlikely, I’m in the desert after all)

If I had a few days to compose myself literally
(I was pulled through a hedge backwards last year)

If I can get through the paper-maze of the new enterprise
(like a donkey following a carrot through the boxwood)

If this could seem more than a solemn little pipe dream
(the pipe being referred to is an ***** pipe, did you know)

If I could walk out into the gardens at noon and smell the roses
(an exaggeration, but a happy idea)

If we had to go through all that
to get to all this

If I am sitting here right now writing this poem
(like I’ve always imagined it)
Prompt: Write an If poem of possibility.
*** this is going to be hard. Why did I pick an office theme??
Mary McCray
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Mary McCray
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   Terry Collett
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