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Written in Lights
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Some things you need to get in writing.
Not just the mortgage rate
but -- exactly what do you mean
when you say you care?

Maybe thoughts would be clearer when put in lights:
an exhuberant *NEVER MET ANYONE SO WONDERFUL!*
flashing across an urban signboard
or *I'm really sorry*
in soft violet neon outside my door.

Everything demands the appropriate light:
the glint of a wine glass raised in toast--
much better by candles only;
an outdoor picnic with people-watching--
blazing sunshine, of course.

I'd still accept a towering billboard
trumpeting my glories to the world.
But right now I am happy here,
savoring your kisses in lush darkness,
with background of subdued cityflicker.

                                        -acm
                                        (3/24/95)

[with credit to Marek for his one-liner that sparked this train of thought]

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