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A poem by Jim Lafond-Lewis.

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Every organization or loose association of people ought to have its poet laureate.

I would like to be poet laureate of the Pervious Concrete Association.

I would meet regularly with the members and the witch doctor.

We would all feel safe and uplifted

or grounded together.

We would mingle in the lobby before meetings.

I would dream enough for all of us,

especially during discussions

of the Maine Department of Transportation’s RFPs.

I would draw attention to the sight and sound of ME DOT RFP

and the doctor would conjure the rumble a small airplane would make as it

rolled across a pervious runway in the rain.

Where once it would have been grounded, bogged down in mud,

my poetry will rise off the concrete and fly across Penobscot Bay!


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