You’re young, and your mom cuts the crust off
your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
and then you’re old, and the director is yelling « cut »
and it’s all over.
We can talk about a life cut short but
I’d much rather talk about cutting across the dance floor
in the arms of someone who thinks
you put the stars in the sky.
We can talk about the economy and « cutting corners »
but I’d rather mention shortcuts through
forests that take you to the stream.
Yeah, there are words I omitted saying here,
lines that didn’t quite make the cut,
but what about cutting class
to go to your favorite author’s book signing?
Yeah, I did that, don’t talk to me about
having your ideas cut down, say something
about lawns and fresh-cut grass.
How do you prepare your vegetables and your children?
Do you cut fine or do you cut…
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