The Way They Do It

The Way They Do It

A Poem by The Twin Arenas
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Fliers drop
in from California
blowing down
the main drag in August
in out-of-state ballcaps
that shriek no allegiance
to anything.
I light them
bathe them in gold
or like art on a wall
and then tug
on my flannel jacket
in August.
My poet friend
told me don't
cheer for the Browns
but I did
for six days to remind myself
of his poems before
I pieced
together hotel lobby violence
and then peace'd
my ownself of the Browns.
For six days I wore a Browns hat
I found in the box by the door.
After I light them
bathe them in gold
or like art on a wall
and then tug
on my flannel jacket
in August, I wear a toque
on my head.
In California they call
a toque a beanie
or knitted cap.

© 2019 The Twin Arenas


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Wonderful bit of realism and american/canadiana. You definitely can write:)

Posted 6 Months Ago


while i can't say i've got your meaning figured
i'm in love with the tone of this piece
the ambiguity and the nonchalance
will shelve for future perusal
and i'll remember it the next time
i'm out in my toque on a warm day
can't compromise aesthetics
i guess

Posted 6 Months Ago


The Twin Arenas

6 Months Ago

If I remember right, I wanted to write a piece for early autumns.
"out-of-state ballcaps
that shriek no allegiance
to anything."

love that choice of words. Interesting poem. Can't relate precisely, but gave me a bit of insight. Thank you once more for your art :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


allegiance to teams...to poets...we are all on that team...we need caps for it, i think..
flannel jackets...used to wear those...and still often wear my NY Giants baseball hat...even though they live in California now and i live in Illinois...
sometimes i am not sure where we are from...it is hard to feel a real allegiance to anything or anyone.
really like this poem a lot.
j.

Posted 7 Months Ago


The Twin Arenas

7 Months Ago

Thanks, Jacob.

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