Heed not Steve

The Arrow Straight And True

And now, stepping up to the range, we have Xander Douglas. You may recall Xander just missed a spot on the American archery team during the last Olympics games.

Perhaps driven by that failure, Xander has competed since like a man possessed, burning through every match, winning the World Games, and landing himself a spot on this team as a favorite to take it all. There’s no doubt he’s got his sights set on Olympic gold.

And now he’s lined up. Careful concentration, aaaand…he shoots. Wait –

Oh I can’t believe this? What is this? Oh, I should’ve seen this coming.

Ladies and Gentlemen, we said he’d set his sights on the gold medal and we weren’t lying. He’s shot the gold medal! He’s shot it straight through the center!

Why would he do that?

We do not know.

But.

He won’t be winning the gold with that behavior! No Sir! He might even have to pay for that.

In any case, with that bit of drama, we cut away to the new Olympic sport of Mixed Sand Curling, already in progress. Jack?

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His Reach Exceeds His Grasp

evening sofa –
popcorn stains
on my shirt

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Forecast

the smell of rain –
their robot waits
for instruction

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Obscura

nostalgic days –
he has no photos
of his old camera

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How Much Can I Buy With This?

a handful of rain –
money I don’t have burns a
hole in my pocket

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Wild Times

outside some guy
mowing his lawn on a
Saturday night

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© Steve Mitchell 2021

There’s Still Time

yesterday

they replaced me with

a duplicate
me

an exact
me

and I’m pretty sure

Original Me

where ever I am

is kind of hurt
no one noticed

but, hey, it’s exact

an exact duplicate

what should I expect?

and anyhow, I

what?

it

so . . . not yesterday?

I see, right, right

they’re replacing me
tomorrow?

oh

right, right

tomorrow

okay
well

I’m sure
everyone

will notice

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© Steve Mitchell 2021

Hunker

shimmer sun –
the songbirds all hide
in shadow

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© Steve Mitchell 2021

Is That Even A Thing?

looks like rain –
meanwhile yet another
sunbow . . .

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Hot and Cold

cicadas buzzing
the sun low
a salesman
on our porch
he
won’t take
no
for an answer
it’s dinner time
the salesman
on our porch
he
gets
no
for an answer
the sun low
cicadas buzzing

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© Steve Mitchell 2021