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[In Colorado, In Oregon, upon]

In Colorado, In Oregon, upon	
each beloved fork, a birthday is celebrated.
I miss each and every one of my friends.
I believe in getting something for nothing.
Push the chair, and what I can tell you 
with almost complete certainty
is that the chair won't mind.
And beyond hope,
I expect it is like this everywhere. 
Music soothing people.
Change rolling under tables.
The immaculate cutoff so that we may continue.
A particular pair of trees waking up against the window.
This partnership of mind, and always now
in want of forgiveness. That forgiveness be
the domain of the individual,
like music or personal investment.
Great forward-thinking people brought us
the newspaper, and look what we have done.
It is time for forgiveness. Dear ones,
unmistakable quality will soon be upon us.
Don't wait for anything else.

Credit


Joshua Beckman, "[In Colorado, In Oregon, upon]" from Take It. Copyright © 2009 by Joshua Beckman. Used by permission of Wave Books. All rights reserved.

Author


Joshua Beckman

Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and earned his BA

Date Published: 2009-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/colorado-oregon-upon