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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Michael's Chronicle: Industrial Morning


Michael Thiele is a woodsmith who makes musical instruments and playable furniture. He spends most of his life either in the shop or out on the road buying wood and selling his work at craft shows. In recent years, his travels have begun to inspire his own writing, so he sends me his thoughts.

Industrial Morning

Some folks wake up
To the crows of roosters
In places where
Night actually sleeps
Here, not so much

Industrial waste
Needs Management
Garbage trucks announce
The dawning of
The new trash cycle

It’s all around us
Breathing in our ears
Pulsing, insidious
In our minds

What comforts one?
Familiar sounds?
Roosters and dumpsters
Really quite the same
To different minds

Both heralding
In their disparate ways
The end of repose
And the urge
To get things going

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