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An Iguana or an Alcohol Problem

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Do you think about the someday things?
The details, technicalities, buttons up the back
The names of your kids, if you’ll have kids,
Or an iguana, or an alcohol problem?
If you’ll have a house with a view, or a view of other houses
If your whites will be whitened by Downy or Tide
If your twelve dollar shingles will keep you more dry
While the rain pours down ceaselessly, beating and bashing
While you cling to all the pieces you possibly can.

These are the things they don’t tell us
The things they don’t ask us
Stains on a shirt
The stories you’ll tell
Little pieces of a life
Little pieces of your life
Do you ever think about
The someday things?



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