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November 21, 2017

is a mysterious concept

if people are too pleased
with less than expected
we think they have failed
like disappointed parents

necessity is your mom

a childhood friend found me
on facebook, said he thought
i was sure to be brain surgeon

perhaps i would've been
under a different system
today i did a simple thing
it took me years to learn

squared off a patch of scrap
laid it down over holes in floor
traced its shape in pencil
plunge cut with circular saw

finished corners with multitool

shaved edges on tablesaw
then finally fit it
tight enough not to screw

i know it goes against the grain
but that's part of its charm