9.8.13

Antarctica

30 Day Poetry Challenge Day 15
Prompt: snow deeper than thoughts


Beneath this one mile
thicket of snow
an entire life stream
of beautiful bacteria
and frozen starfish
reside.

The streams of salt
stab at every corner
until all creatures
are asleep and dead.

Beyond my understanding
dwells a plethora
of magnificence.

8.8.13

Comeuppance

30 Day Poetry Challenge Day 14
Prompt: trickle down


The jaundiced eye
opens and closes
and sets its gaze
upon the world.

Yet a trickle of tears
rolls out of the corner
and settles on the cheeks.

Scroll

30 Day Poetry Challenge Day 13
Prompt: address book


Each inch
of names and numbers
a universe of lives.

1.8.13

Foreign

30 Day Poetry Challenge Day 12
Prompt: subliminal subluxation


 Angrez.

It is not a corruption
but an improvement.

Who has the time
to pronounce
Anglais
in an uppity accent?

31.7.13

Let's Feed the Ducks

30 Day Poetry Challenge Day 11
Prompt: getting old


"Let's feed the ducks!"

"What ducks?
There are no ducks."

21.7.13

Dustbin Man

30 Day Poetry Challenge Day 10
Prompt: windshield wipers


How nice
to see a desolate man,
a deprived, shanty man
wake up in the morning dew,
in the soft shadow
of a municipal dustbin.

20.7.13

Untitled

30 Day Poetry Challenge Day 9
Prompt: second fiddle


Strange destiny when,
aboard this shabby boat,
you think back to yearning for
the magnificent ships
gleaming at the docks.