Sunday, September 30, 2012

Peculiar Bouquet



Peculiar bouquet,
mouldering pulp paper:
Dennis
the Menace, Tarzan.
       
Lois Lane. Hot Stuff.

Little Audrey.

The persistent beat
of late-afternoon August heat
on tarpaper roof,
attic garage barn,
the one window 
open wide,
slight summer's breeze.

Outdoors,
sky triumphs:
clear and vertical and lost.
Hornets nest.

Indoors, splintery
wood. Strawberry
blonde, freckle face, stands,
unbuttons.

Unzips.