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"I'm a very average person. .." [by David Lehman]

Collage by Alan Ziegler  Chagall & Harwood  Let Poetes allonge
April 21 [1998]


"I’m a very average person,

and I think most people are.

I vote with the common man.

I have two kids, a boy and a girl.

Last Sunday I played golf with the boss.

Hey, it beats working.

I’m his wife. I may be brainless but

I’m her husband. I played golf with her

Last Sunday I played golf with the boss

and it was the first warm morning in May

and like every other moron driving a lawnmower

I’m their husband. I may be brainless but

I’m their wife. I’m their mother.

I have two kids, a boy and a girl,

and it was the first warm morning in May

and I think most people are

like every other moron driving a lawnmower.

I’m a very average person.

I vote with the common man.

Hey, it beats working.

-- from The Daily Mirror (2000), a selection of 150 poems written on the poem-a-day regimen. Covert art by Larry Rivers. Collage on top by Alan Ziegler and Stacey Harwood.
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I left it
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ten hours later
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