Embers

Rain coat and golashes on.
Clock ticks but the hands don’t move.
Waiting for the bomb to drop, I
stoke the fire, recall a tune:

The chorus wrapped its coils around
my head, a snake with tail untold,
swallowing my memories
and knowledge that I’d had before.

Clockwise,
counterclockwise.
Small movements
invisible eye.
Winds sparks embers.

Just below the scatt’rin’ clouds
vultures circle, buzzing bills.
Meanwhile, I’m down on the ground
spinning yet remaining still.

‘Twas at that time the rhyme arrived.
Swooping down and opened wide,
it took me in its beak and then
it all went dark, now here I am, I’m….

Clockwise,
counterclockwise.
Unpenned verses,
invisible eye.
Winds sparks embers.

When am I?

The coast’ll clear.
Just a matter o’ when
the water meets the land.

(3/24 & 3/27/2020 – Gregory Street, Madison, Wisconsin)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s