Ridiculously Serious or Seriously Ridiculous?

80’s Band sings from the morning big hair 
Sitting in a green velvet chair 
Wearing that thinking look in the pauses 
Between pulls of sweet herbal pipe smoke 

The sounds of Birdsong and nailguns 
Compete then mysteriously complete each 
other as they dance through the open 
Church bells at every quarter round out 
the cacophonous symphony of 
A quiet morning. 

Alchemy, all of it 
We choose our level of engagement 
Whether silent oracle cards feed the 
conversation Or vulnerable sighs call us to cosmic 
It is lovely to know and be known 
Fellow travelers for moments eternal 
And fleeting because the whole game is 

Still I am stirred like a lake under a breeze 
at the cadence and timbre of the word 
As it escapes your lips and 
Waits at the door of someone’s dark story 
like a costumed child on Halloween, 
A startled softening surprised by 

We glance at each other across this 
Seldom confused cause we’re both fully 
That George was right about so many 
things, but mostly about 
The evening ritual of 

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