Water

Water

Gushing course over cobbled bed,
Runs to fall at the dead end wall,
White with air giggles loud to pool,
Meanders trout brown as meadow’s tongue,
Percolates sand at the end of land,
Hides from sea that swirls in salt,
Swallowed whole as oceans flow.

Water

Tiffany tooth fairy

Iconic blue, ribbon silk white,
milk teeth heaven from boys
cut free, displaced the ring
of eternity, enamel pearls
enshrine her heart, memories,
of children fill the gap.

Middle Ground

Start stuttered stopped.
Ending ran off the footnotes,
the middle, having  it all to
do out of context, used his
ink to etch himself as thin
as the paper he rambled across.
Lost.

Time on my hands

Time on my hands

 

Wringing palm around back of hand

in motion perpetual, time sticks with

precision ticks, thumb pendulum faux

Swiss, marches up the length of Grandfather

and strikes behind the face to tock.

Hands of time play his clockwork mind,

ticking out thoughts within, making mischief

behind those marble eyes before the day tick

tocks away.

History class

History class

Cellophane raindrops on plastic flowers
glint, harsh in the artificial sunlight,
hologram man reflects in red sand,
where seas, once dead, stood parted.

The latex wings of a dove, stretched
out in love, perched on the rib
of an ark, where pairs cast in stone,
conga alone, below flood tide watermark.

Floating out beyond mars, past furthest stars
The planetarium beamed onto earth while the
history class stare, at their ancestral past, when time
froze, as the ozone popped and collapsed.

Lips

Lips

Those lips that captured my heart
cracked and split apart
mind the gap
they snap,
Venus flytrap