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Ocularly imprudent


I see golden confetti raining down / New Jersey / Nov. 2008

Perhaps it's only falling leaves,
raining down outside my window.
But I see golden confetti.
Flying and falling down to earth.
Is this a byproduct of being a blogger?
Too much time spent scanning, searching, seeking
on a flat, but lively screen
and thereby failing to be “ocularly prudent”* ?
Or just a desire to believe that
the earth is celebrating?

* from a story in the NYTimes by Penelope Green where she writes of “...spending more time online than is perhaps ocularly prudent...”


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