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Don’t muse on Vietnam and French nails now,
but sigh, lean back, indulge in gentle chat
until warm foot baths and foot massage take you
to melting easiness and calm in safe
high chairs that hold your back in ecstasy
despite the city traffic honking crass
and loud outdoors. But don’t let that rage in.
Close eyes and ears to television soaps
and put away cell phones at last, enter
the service, hold it dear and sigh, exhale
nail polish chemicals to drift in dreams
of next year’s vacation retreat quiet
with bells for ending meditation. Timeto go. First, tip the priest in gratitude.
For my prompt
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