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The House Teetered

Found by Jeff Tigchelaar in Lawrence, Kansas

I found this unsealed (and, at the time, unstamped) thank-you note on the ground at Java Break Cafe and Cereal Bar, my favorite coffeehouse. I don’t know if the frat-bro who wrote it is a poet or not, but his note not only flowed…it almost seemed intentional–yet effortless–with its wordplay, sound repetition, and line-breakage: ‘write’…’Psi’…’provide’; ‘provide’/ ‘presence’; ‘stability’…’security’…’absurdity’… And…the imagery! I’m sure Mom Wolfe will thoroughly appreciate his sentiments–and, as I have, his prose.