Monday, June 15, 2009

poem #11

In Between Syllables

a wish is an affirmation
of a need unfulfilled

a hope is an expectation
of return on an investment

a crow is a blackbird
that feeds on carrion

a confession is a failure
of small shoulders

a gripe is a barbiturate
of victim mentality

a pigeon is a dove
that cannot carry peace

a question is a benign tumor
of a short attention span

a gift is an entreaty
of a lonely wanderer

a parrot is a mockingbird
that mocks the habituated

a smile is a multiplicity
of doorways

an ear is a bottomless basin
of raindrops and snowflakes

a hawk is a phoenix
that has not yet been set alight