Just words in a pile

heaped like dirty laundry

unsorted on the floor

walked on by the careless

slept on by the dog.

Jumbled letters bent and broken

punctuation scattered and crushed

pushed under the bed

to whisper alone

an alphabet soup of discards.

Noreen Braman is a writer from Jamesburg, the author of “I’m 50 – Now What?” and the Program and Publications Administrator for the New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program.

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