the image kid

the image kid

A carpenter builds to a code
A mechanic with a schematic
A surgeon by radiology image
A preacher with commentary
A detective in eye`witnesses

A teacher with information
A judge with case`law books
A physicist by quantum`theory
A composer in sharps & flats
A rancher with cows & bulls

A gardener by seeds in rows
A plumber with sweaty joints
A banker with loans and liens
A programmer in binary code
A guitarist by strings on frets

A novelist with characters
A politician by hook or crook
A postman by envelope in box
A sheriff in red and blue light
A poet on thread with stones

“As I write these words
in sepia across a lined page I have
no idea why they’ve taken the shape
I’ve given them . . .” ~ Philip Levine


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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2 Responses to Building

  1. kiwiskan says:

    and a poet builds words from sheer love…


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