Archive for September, 2010

I Sit in the Trees

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by dc

Displaced by idiots
And torn like a muscle,
I sit in the trees,

The ravens retire to walking,
Aggressively pecking,
Objectives diseased,

Swallows fly low,
Swift gulps of swiped flight
And the foxes whine in unison.

I was never one to pillage,
Never the leader of the pack
Or the donkey carrying fools,

And up here
Crying through my fingernails
And grasping onto the sky,

I rise once more,
Branch by branch,
Snapping bark clearing the squirrels,

A child’s dismissal of horror,
Bright eyed and blushed with hope.

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The Once Were

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2010 by dc

We watch them shape shift
All oddness and brevity
Like strange distressed fruits

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Perpetual Yawning

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2010 by dc

With faces
Of perpetual yawning
You will see them,
Gathered at mediocre sporting events,
Behind the grey railings
In high-waisted trousers,
With bed hair
Cloaking their frowns,

Sat with less charisma
Than a reflection ignored
On a broken TV,

Wetter than a dish-cloth,
Hollow like a beach ball
Lost in the rain,

Just like you on a Tuesday.

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Still Night

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2010 by dc

A stillness disturbed
By the dizzying dot moth
Bewildered in flight,

Befuddled by light.

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