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The hold desk
I got put on hold
and there were lots of muscles involved.
Could I get a free breath?
I was trying to bring in some evidence
that would perhaps solve this insane dilemma.
The people at the hold desk had radioactive eyes
which bore through you.
I have a bag of evidence, I told them
It's leaking, could you please take it?
We don't need any more evidence, they said
in unison,and began to laugh.
It began to rain.
Everybody had to evacuate.
Except those nailed to the hold desk.
If we are truly on hold
how can we evacuate?
It rained days and nights.
The water was not put on hold.
---Scott Wannberg


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