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3:15 Experiment Poetry 2010: new museum

August 6, 2010

Poetry from the 3:15 Experiment
August 6, 2010

Last First Friday, July’s First Friday
the newly remodeled museum opened
& the local glitterati gathered there
in the new courtyard beyond
the new wall of waterfall
as we rode past on our bicycles.

Let’s ride in someone suggested.
I laughed. Our group was
dressed as Ventucky Vice
lots of white coats & white shirts
squirt guns instead of metal ones

On behalf of my mom,
I went yesterday to arrange
her memorial–how to
know about flowers, and not
when we don’t know about the place?

We met more people there
and I
walked out immediately
The familiar off-gassy new carpet smell
had already coated my tongue.

Nephew Kyle suggested we all just
walk to Green Art People &
do ti there logistically
of course that wouldn’t works so
we came up with a plan
for Sunday.

And today for FF
we will ride our chariots
our horse, our bicycles
proudly by it.

I’ve been doing the 3:15 Experiment since 2001. Most years, I follow the rules and I don’t look at what I’ve written until the month is over. This year, my mother died July 30, the night before this year’s experiment was to begin, so I decided to post some of those 3:15 poems as they are written.

The memorial service will be help at the Ventura County Museum 100 E. Main, Ventura, at 2pm. I’ve been encouraging people to ride their bicycles there.

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