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    The Paper Man

    by David Knape

    The newspaper man
    just came by
    I know because I heard
    that heavy thud
    the paper makes
    when it hits the front lawn

    I often wonder about the paper man
    driving in the wee hours of the morning
    when it is pitch black
    tossing papers like grenades
    onto yards or sidewalks

    How does he know
    which houses are subscribers
    it is too dark to see
    and how does he hit each house perfectly
    without ever slowing down

    He hit his targets
    one after another
    without benefit of light or beam

    What an art form he has created
    as artful as a ballet
    his dance is down dark streets
    between cars and around corners
    practiced day after day

    Until he knows the routine
    without thinking, without hesitation
    delivering
    a masterful performance
    to an audience that is still asleep.


    © d.knape

    March 12, 2013
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape
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