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when the toaster has a brain

and the chair has a heartbeat

and the microwave

knows my schedule through the day

is it assault

to turn off the power

is it murder

to shut the house down for the night?

when the car knows

where I live

and the garage

recognizes my car

does that count as friendship?

is it divorce

when I trade my old car in for a new one

is it torture

for the garage to have to learn

a new face?

Holly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Big Muddy, The Cape Rock, New Ohio Review, and Gargoyle, and her published books include Walking Twin Cities, Music Theory for Dummies, Ugly Girl, and The Yellow Dot of a Daisy. She has been a featured presenter at Write On, Door County (WI), North Coast Redwoods Writers’ Conference (CA), and the Spirit Lake Poetry Series (MN). Her newest poetry collections are A Perfect Day for Semaphore (Finishing Line Press) and I’m in a Place Where Reason Went Missing (Main Street Rag Publishing Co.).
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