obsolete

Fields are poisoned by late snow
Like trumpets by angelic saliva.
An inch, or maybe two, plus the moon,
Seat belts and socks eaten away by raccoons and coyotes.
You have no idea how many hangovers
A goose can see through before the eggs start to crack.
Changelings never check the quality of their toothbrushes,
Don’t ask about the keys to the air.
Their faraway parents leave the rest of the wine to mice
And go to bed. Low time to look for the salt of the sky
For the wickedly obsolete.

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4 thoughts on “obsolete

  1. THINK HOW MANY TIMES
    TOURISTS
    HAVE CALLED LIONS
    “A LITTLE KITTY”
    YOU MENTION LATE SNOW
    THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN
    ANGELIC SATIVA
    A SWARM OF BUDS
    THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SAME COIN
    EARLY SNOW
    TOO EXPENSIVE TO TAKE THE PET
    TO THE REPAIR SHOP
    FEED THE PET TO A LION
    TOURISTS PURCHASE A SMALL COFFIN
    BUT THERE IS NOTHING LEFT
    AN INCH, OR TWO
    BEING WHEELED AROUND
    BY LADS FROM THE COAL MINES
    SHINY BLACK COAL
    KISS KISS WITH A MOUTHFUL
    SPIT SO THICK
    POETRY ABOUT KNICKERS
    FUNERAL FOOD LEFT OUTSIDE
    FOR THE RACCOONS AND COYOTES
    THE NEW PET IS NERVOUS
    THE MOTHS OF GRIEF FLUTTER
    PULSE OF LIFE
    CAME TO A TERRIBLE STOP
    OLD PET WITH THE WORST FEAR
    BEING EATEN AND WATCHING
    TOURISTS EXPLAIN THAT PREY
    FEEL NO PAIN
    BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
    TOO PURE FOR HEAVEN
    MONSTERS BEHIND THE ORIGINAL RIDDLE
    *motes of light not motels at night

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      • JUST FOR THE RECORD
        IT WAS ME WHO MADE COMMENT
        ON WHAT SPILLED FROM YOUR HEAD
        THE SHIFTING AND SOMETIMES BLURRED LANDSCAPE
        YOUR SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT VOCABULARY
        GRAVITY YANKING YOUR LAUGHTER
        YOUR COEXISTENCE WITH THE ENEMY
        ENTERTAINING BOTH RAPIDLY
        GOD FORBID—YOU SHOULD BE RELIGIOUS
        ALL THOSE TICKETS IN YOUR POCKET
        BUILDING BLOCKS AT BEST

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  2. DID YOU MEAN TO SAY :
    LOW TIDE TO LOOK FOR THE SALT OF THE SKY
    ———————————————————————
    GESTURES OF THE HAND AND NODS OF THE HEAD
    HINTS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FUSION
    OTHER PEOPLE OWNED ANDROGYNOUS BEINGS
    POTATO-SHAPED RELATIVES
    AND AN IMAGINARY SKELETAL SWEETHEART
    NEIGHBORS WITH KNOB TOPS
    INSTEAD OF HEADS

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