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every day is market day

September 26, 2016

corners within corners,
life lives on and through and within,
brimful, it runneth,
ancient

the village within the village,
where each is the same but unique
with its own history and dust

in and out of days
and all through the night
commerce floats delicate
and in proximity –
food here,
clothing there,
bright shiny and
pyjama clad,
wandering past
in effortless
timeliness,
transport constant,
inside within,
outside without

the coming and the going
and the in and the out
and the turning of a corner
that brings another corner
and leads to another corner
but not quite the same corner
but maybe it is,
and wasn’t that corner over there?

daily form by virtue of function,
where there are people there are needs

nickel and dime, nickel and dime,
accretion, accretion,
the old in and out
one pocket to receive
and one pocket to spend,
in and out,
within and without,
around another corner
to find another corner

the old thin out and are
replaced by the multitudinous young,
fortunes are told in
incense and cards,
and the futures play out
for all to see
in an endless present,
the whiff of prophecy
balanced by the
the banal eternal:
eat, sleep, work, repeat,
in and out,
one pocket to receive
and one pocket to spend,
in and out,
within and without,
around another corner
to find another corner

day is preparation for night,
and night for day,
a thousand colours
but only seven styles:
beauty compressed into
standard form,
only to escape
again
when the door is left open
and run to the corner
around another corner
to find another corner

and there to eat, sleep,
work, repeat,
one pocket to receive
and one pocket to spend,
in and out,
within and without,
around another corner
to find another corner,
the village within the village,
around another corner
to find another corner

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