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People and Places

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people and places
they increase
with every year
meeting new faces
and some
so familiar
it is as though
they never parted
though with each
day full of events
this travel
for business
or time off
taking in
all that surrounds
only gives
wisdom amongst
activities experienced
allowing us
to age well
though feel
as young as
those just beginning

-Jennie Nawrocki

Castles

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its edges slope
into deep crevasses
filled with
water thick
of sludge and waste
rank smells
travel moss walls
ornate in design
with towers interspersed
rising even taller
giving a border
to contents within
a city shining
with several
profitable exchanges
completed by
serfs and vagrants
the first greeters
with their
own neighborhood
functioning within a
larger kingdom
with rulers
present and past
all different qualities
of government
living in the
enormous main
rooms for individuals
of varying status
with others inside
or outside
the outer perimeter
are Invited for
wonder, marvel
and general ambiance
of pure enjoyment
within one room
of those
larger walls
comprised of
stone, wood
soil and sand
holding formation
all around
while furniture
dapples the
empty interior
trimmed in gold
or covered
with fabric
the simplicity
of it all
depends on
fortunes of kingdoms
and all
their contributors
from communities
having built
every spot
from the middle
to the outskirts
of their very
own castle

-Jennie Nawrocki

Links

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missing links
you think
of time passing
that lull
between frames
of meetings
when events
of the past
frequent in moments
become non existent
again beginning
something again
that never thought
you would do
for the cessation
of activity
to resume again

-Jennie Nawrocki

Busy

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busy, i am always busy

i stand up from my bed
starting activities
what needs to be done
must complete
expectations growing
then the phone rings
can you?

busy, I am always busy

requests to be fulfilled
favors to be asked
errands to run
go here, get this
i am sorry, what do you need
it is over here

busy, I am always busy

where to find the time
projects to complete
dinners to schedule
that meeting ran over
how traffic affects the day
switching events
could you come

busy, I am always busy

what there’s a break
time to sit and relax
this is weird
there is something wrong
must check my computer
now I find more to complete

busy, I am always busy

Concepts

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it is around you
events, people, thoughts,
many ways of living
that cannot be changed
they vie for freedom
justice with proof
of certainty
for their way is the way
though how the world
works is not one thought
it is the
combination of
different concepts
ways of living
bring the creativity
in order for
our species to survive

-Jennie Nawrocki

Dysfunctional

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tricky business
seeing what
relates is it blood
or loyalty
those bonds
of family
what are the priorities
fame and worldwide notice
money that comes in
or the satisfaction
you pulled one over
becoming the champions
amongst others
that haven’t associated
for the jabs and retorts
given daily
are not forgotten
only remembered
how you tore apart
a relationship
based on what?

-Jennie Nawrocki