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Found Poem XVII or Sorpresa Encontrada

August 9, 2021

He was surprised to find no one at home.

She was surprised to find a river.

He was surprised that his knuckles seemed to suffer more than his wife's face.

She was surprised to see Ophelia standing beside her.

He was surprised that not a single one of them asked for money.

She was surprised that the beeping IVAC machine was his only companion.

He was surprised to find the old man so ill.

She was surprised to find the back door open.

He was surprised to find that the brush tangle could be pushed to one side.

She was surprised to find her lameness suddenly leave her.

He was surprised to find that his employment situation was about to change for the better.

She was surprised to find that her guess irked her.

He was surprised to find a yellow Victorian house.

She was surprised to find that she remained conscious while the strength drained out of her.

He was surprised to find that she was still alive.

She was surprised to find she did not feel threatened.

He was surprised to find how excessively agitated he was.

She was surprised to find herself in a room unknown to her.

He was surprised to find the nursery door ajar; not a good sign.

She was surprised to find the glass didn't break.

He was surprised to find that he looked forward to the boy coming back.

She was surprised to find that her escorts rushed off to find her bags.

He was surprised to find the streets and houses deserted.

She was surprised to find the old man out on the wide stone balcony.

He was surprised to find himself speaking to a cardboard figure.

She was surprised to find they were standing in the bedroom of the bungalow.

He was surprised to find that the door was unlocked.

She was surprised to find that it wasn't nearly as satisfying as she'd imagined.

He was surprised to find that calm was stealing over him.

She was surprised to find two puncture wounds still oozing blood.

He was surprised to find the big reception room full of hard-featured men.

She was surprised to find herself wanting to yell a stream of profanities and to weep like a child.