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Friday, December 19, 2008

Vibrant Yellow Ruffles

Fermented fallacies in vibrant yellows
a girl in pretty ruffles
barely chirps

a songbird caught in mechanical cogs
turns to squawking, words lost

songs/languages,
dyed and tinted
Verbs full of hues
a deaf ear rues

A linguist's careful calculations
pour volcanic lava explanations
geologist's calcitration

And somehow the seeds all die
and the notes have spoken
"Resurrect the warbler"
but the song's a lie.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

What a lovely poem. Methinks I have partaken of the blessed herb.