Northwords Now Issue 37

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Funky toothpicker

by Phil Baarda

Funky toothpicker
Phil Baarda

I can see Rodriguez
standing the other side of the glass door

shufing his groovy feet
in syncopation with his left hand
that’s moving behind the
palm of his right

which is outstretched
and shielding his mouth
whilst his head sways
from side to side

like he’s playing a harmonica
that only he can hear.