5.13.2011

thunder follows

embracing the buoyant & almost flying
to hell with the timing i wanna let go

bird in hand searching for aqua vitae
your radio flyer sears past my redbud

what will confront when i open my eyes?
your tailfeather flicks your ride lites

if i greedily claw you off your wagon
grasping you'll toss me off underside

flashed open in a lightning bare moment
crushed like eggshell under your wheels.

8 comments:

  1. your poems are always so visceral. i read them and am in that moment you create down to my guts. thanks.

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  2. aw, thank you, that is super nice to hear.
    don't stay in this particular moment for too long, though.

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  3. These are words to grip the heart and not let go until the last painful image has faded from the mind's eye.

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  4. A bird in the hand is worth something or other - I forget, but I'll drink to that.

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  5. a bird in the hand's worth two in the bush. er. redbud.

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  6. Rooibos?

    No, wait... a sled? Rosebud!

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