Archive for August 19, 2008

It Was a Loose Day

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2008 by dc

It was a loose day,
Clouds split
And dropped,
Foaming around
My curls as
They darted down,

A man
With very pale skin
Bellowed gossip
From a hill,

Children slipped
Down drains,

Old folk
Wore their trousers
Around the knee,

My whole head
Felt damp,

The world swam,

I grew gills
And watched
The dead walk
With sodden steps;

Under the surface
Mutations spread
Like spawn,

The living
Were filled with
Greetings and cheer.