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Mistake in Identity by James Morehead

July 2, 2011

Mistake in Identity

by James Morehead

it hits me
              my briefcase
(left it on the goddamn platform)
interview for MIT in fifteen
and no briefcase


just hop off
                  go north
it'll still be there
of course

 "i'm sorry sir this station is
a suspicious briefcase
must be detonated
                              it presents a potential hazard"

       you can't
                      i'll never get into MIT

it's mine!"

it's funny
as I remember that day
                                    and count the years
i left my briefcase
at home

Next in Pony Ride in the Sky


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