Squeeze Twice

Hal Steinman

Frustrated to the nth degree.
Waiting for someone else to do,
what needs to get done.
Can it be that this is experience
is expectant expectorant.
Gummy thick mucus rattling
in an around the process
Green, yellow or red
on the stoplight chart briefing
It doesn’t matter one whit
or whittle of spittle.
If no one answers the phone call
otherwise little difference
can be detected on the detection meter.
A liter of litter skitters
from cat paws in claws.
To decline this task,
which I put in for, is ludicrous.
Dust the mantle with sandals
of rope and tires.
Blown out and pieces pieced together,
Improvisation,
Adaptable to the terrain and changes.
For when in doubt
Squeeze twice.

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