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Old Hens and Young Folks (V2) Old Hens and Young Folks (V2)
by Michael Lee Johnson
2016-01-27 09:58:28
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Old Hens and Young Folks (V2)
 
univ01_400Why do old hens' cry-
socialize in familiar doctor offices.
The smell and the scent of times unchanged.
Those medical lab tests, the slap on bandages;
those stale magazines, edges folded back, undeclared ownership.
Seek nuclei redemption in prayer books of the New Testament.
I find them there beside me in seated chairs-and wheelchairs that roll.
Why do old hens' cry?
Those berries and nuts buried beneath their dentures.
Bingo dancers, Wednesday bingo players,
the old hens read books, the young folks
handheld iPad wallet size,
space readers, internet of the universe unfolds.

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Michael Lee Johnson kindly made available for us an audio, reading of the poem. You can listen to it, HERE!


   
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