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So much to do around here
I have a long list and
I have the tools
I have lots of tools
Tools for cutting
Measuring
Sanding
Sawing
Sharpening
Leveling
Planing
Digging
Edging
Plumbing
Chopping
Scraping
Painting and caulking
Digging
Nailing
And pulling nails
Plenty of tools
Duplicates even
Some belonged to my father
Yes there they are waiting
There is so much to do
Where should I begin
Everything around here
Needs so much work
Falling down
Eroding
Rotting
Chipping
Leaking
Needing repair or replacement
Sometimes I think
I should just tear
The whole place down
And start from scratch
But winter is coming
And one of these mornings
Won't I wake up and find
Snow covering my tools

 

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger  and author of several books, the latest: 13 Seeds: Health, Karma and Initiation. Over the last few years he has begun calling himself an activist poet, channeling his activism through poetic (more...)
 

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If you had one tool, what would it be? And remember "it" is a third-person, singular neuter pronoun...although in the right hands...

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I have given some thought to this and decided to take the question seriously, and the my answer is a knife.

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What about you?

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Same here. Folding, of course, one you can open with one hand. But not too sharp a blade.

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