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THE SUDDEN POPULARITY OF OBSCURITY by Colin James

Meandering through the comforts
that are everywhere, one notices
a yard sale of a retired dentist
his chair the centerpiece.
It sits leather-bound on a gravel driveway.
We circle it expectantly.
Its arse cushion sags
like the middle of some prophesy.
The round floor plate has a crack
and the arm rests display indentations.
Someone has taped a paper sign
off center, on its knee-jerk back.
It reads," This chair was once used
as a prop on the early sci-fi film,
THE JOURNEY TO URANUS, and performed
service to humanity thereafter as an
indispensable savant to the Captain's bridge."


Colin James has a chapbook of poems available from ATLANTEAN PUBLISHING.