Wind Chimes by Steven Rydarowski

We sit, cutting

short steel pipes to make

wind chimes.

the pipe cutter spins,

rips through steel gently,

much easier than a toothed saw.

No steel shavings fall

into the carpet.

The TV blares in front of us.

Political pundits talk of Congressional

hearings where no one


They read stories

of African-oppression,

liberal claptrap.

They tell us to buy

cars, stocks, cheese-stuffed-cheese, shampoo but not conditioner,

tampons and maxi-pads.

Everything blurring into the background

until all I hear

is the vice tightening.

Wind Chimes by Steven Rydarowski

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