Hannah's Second Book of Poetry

This could also be called "Folk vs. Jazz" -- it's "ripped from the notebook"


Here I am with a button and a saw

building an outhouse.

I've got 2 x 4s and lumber

which I have picked

from piles of such lumber


sitting through the rain

and beaten by the sun


These natural conditions

have led the wood to be warped, slightly

yet it is still usable.  Wood is an organic thing, coming

                                                                         from a growing tree

and it's just men who have cut her down and shaved and splintered and crushed the wood

to make plywood

which my saw cuts


I have little pieces and big pieces

but to me

It is a philosophical thing

building an outhouse

I know how imporant it is to have a place to ___.

Meanwhile, these jazz cats

are building cathedrals

and mansions

in marble and brick.


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