Saturday, November 12, 2011
Poetics: a lonely 'n-' for 'ever'
Carved in the wall
above the men's room toilet
is a heart, once branded 'forever'
crossed through & renamed
in hopes that at least
someone will give a shit
As if they would actually find him
to fill just the right size box,
wrap it in sparkly paper,
snake ribbons and address
Leave it conveniently
where first thing in the morning
while sleep still sits on his eye's lids,
he might find behind breast bone
a fluttering as heavy as a Joe Frazier fist
from the fight of the century
with thoughts that someone,
& he tears, TeArS, TEARS
only to find the boxes gooey center
with the aroma of their
that is the feeling that births
desperate pocketknives to chew
'for' from the drywall
a lonely 'n'
Taking a pen from my pocket
i add 'easy' beneath,
because adding 'alone' seems too trite,
And the next time the golden river flows
echoing the angry grunts of his fury
he will know
Poetics @ dVerse Poets - I have the honor of hosting this afternoon where we will focus on word play that many of us use every single day and may not even realize. So hey, you may be a poet and not know it, so get ready to come join us. I won't let the 'cat out of the bag' just yet on our prompt, but it opens at 3 pm EST.
Thanks for the well wishes yesterday. It went great, had a lot of fun doing the reading. I wrote this on the drive up actually and then delivered it as my closing piece of the night.