Monday, May 10, 2010

face of the earth

A left and a right and a left-hop-skip
I think I've gone and hopped right off it


I've let myself dive into the persistent cloud-cover,
feeling the gray and gloomy days.
While lush mountains with their woolly green coats
flock the sulking Shepard.
Who sits on her rock and consoles her heart
drawing rivers with a stick in the mud
You see, the earth and the rain are playing a game
coaxing this crab from her shell.
For sit long enough on the most comfortable rock
and your bony ass will get sore
And your numb bum and the soft filtered sun
will cause you to stretch and to eye (unawares)
Whereupon Mother Kesey and her gang of merry pranksters
Swiftly sneeze you into the sky.

3 comments:

PO Johnson said...

Always good to see you post. This was an amusing and nice piece.

human being said...

the mood is so haunting...

Francis Scudellari said...

I like the flow and the images, and I absolutely love that last line.