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annh Sep 2020
You ask of which I am most afeart, the rumbling tumblings of the troll beneath the bridge or the tinkering favours of an eccentric fairy godmother. Alas, it is the marzipan crumbs of inspiration leading me down the brambled garden path which most unsettle me; the ink that does not write; the unpainted page with not a gingerbread sight.
‘If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.’
- Mo Willems, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs.
he has a penchant
for tinkering with stuff
if given half the chance
he'd tinker with his navel fluff

I've seen him tinkering
with working order stuff
that doesn't need any tinkering
put upon its cuff

some while back he
decided to have a tinker
with a room partition at the hall
and as a result of his
non essential tinkering
down came the east facing wall

tinkering is an occupation
of the tampering ******
unnecessarily touching stuff
with an interfering fiddle
Arlene Corwin Aug 2016
Never Finished – Always On The Way

How can anything
Be ever finished?
In its way nonsensical
That nothing’s final;
Always subject to revision, change.
Habit concrete, thought abstract -
Changed and changing;
Going on, evolving, processed.
Discontented and/or vexed:
A sign that’s fixed:
You’re moving on, non-judge-
                                 or sentiment-al.
You willingly
Go with it.
(As they say, ‘the flow’).
Your poems your art, your language too.

Throughout your days,
Through all your years -
And losing fears you stay refreshed
Because you know you ne’er diminish,
Always sure you will replenish, be replenished.
Squeamish never,
Deeds and exploits never finished,
Still you end this life light-hearted,
Satisfied and fully furnished,
That too, no doubt, never finished.

Never Finished – Always On The Way 8.28.2016
Definitely Didactic; Birth, Death & In Between II;
Arlene Corwin
apropos tinkering

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