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Jim Dunn

Holding patterns


Holding patterns, throwing fits, catching fire, dropping hints
Blowing kisses, racing hearts, dropping anchors, shopping carts
Screaming questions, swimming heads, smoking ashes, making beds
Falling angels, hitting strides, slaying boredom, tanning hides

Spitting monks, dancing clouds, sinking trunks, gawking crowds
Singing bus stops, laughing trees, howling bards, bursting seas
Tensing muscles, charming snakes, aching bellies, crying lakes
Swarming salesman, champing bits, slipping mickies, bleeding slits

Numbing fingers, shaking dogs, praying puppets, bathing hogs
Flying fashions, ripping bags, kneeling buildings, waving flags
Counting cousins, choking diamonds, bailing bondsmen, guarding hymens

Stunning visions, wailing groans, dying comics, blanching bones
Kicking babies, mending slacks, hurling insults, arching backs
Willing partners, preening cats, sliding doorways, welcome mats
Shrinking wrappers, crashing leaves, swerving oceans, petting peeves

Judging distance, raising cane, fleeting instance, drowning drain
Hailing cabbies, falling snow, rubbing liquor, glancing blow
Swinging nooses, parting ways, helping handles, cracking vase
Burning candles, blowing smoke, fitting laughter, running joke

Holding patterns, throwing fits, catching fire, dropping hints
Holding patterns, throwing fits, catching fire
Holding patterns, throwing fits
Holding patterns.

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