when Checkpoint Charlie

doesn’t inspire you to write

but sitting bored

in a laundromat does—


well, there are clichés

and then there are clichés


and this is a cliché.


Brautigan may have 

been on to something


but I still think I prefer

my orange juice

sans brain droppings

thank you very much.


10-21-97  Amsterdam




Author's Notes/Comments: 

written in a laundromat in Amsterdam more than 20 years ago

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If I Was In Amsterdam

20 years ago washing clothes, that is probably what I'd write about. (chuckle here) walls come down, walls go up. slc