Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by BelovedDreamer, Mar 20, 2007.

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  1. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    A) a passage
    B) a punishment
    C) A reward
    D) All of the above
    and more.
    Dictionary of terms
    a litany of thought
    as she weaves her absent way
    through streets
    lined with trees
    brought in to replace
    the old breed that had died
    in an Indians
    —Native Americans—
    versus the settlers
    colonization through
    alien disease
    the pavement grimy
    with chewing gum
    and spilt McDonald’s cups
    of sick-sweet soda.
    She walks or runs
    self-conscious as a bride
    until the privacy of night
    or the cover of these trees.
    She races herself
    seeming as if
    she was looking for something
    but without seeing a step
    She slows when her lungs run short
    and a pinch in her side
    brings her stumbling
    flour sack heavy
    to a halt
    and she looks up at the sky
    her hands on her hips
    her chest continuing
    the race
    and stares like she sees something
    God or Jimi Hendrix
    or Mustafa in clouds.
    She looks on a moment too long
    longer than
    a cynic might say
    the sky warranted
    as if in the smothered glower
    of the New England sun
    she’d seen the meaning of life
    or the waving of the dead
    and then she looks back down
    at cigarette covered asphalt
    or crab grass ridden earth
    and her head hangs as low
    as her cinderblock heart.
  2. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    An astounding work of art, as always!:eek:hmy: :smile: Thank you for sharing with us.:smile:


  3. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    As Least said, Very astounding.. I always enjoy reading your work. :nice:
  4. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    ::blushes:: aww...thanks
  5. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    You're very welcome. :)
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