“Vultures and Fancy Clothes”

13 Apr

“Vultures and Fancy Clothes”

A lizard reclined on the radiator,

his legs splayed,

his three inches

of space diminishing

digging for a dream

the road heat spied by inns

twins in animal cracker dresses

a rotten traveler in animal skins

waves though a bear beast

mugs of grog slid by a barkeep

wounded by arrows

a terrifying breeze

through dove mint trees

the electrified bear

waltzes to his cave

for an afternoon of cookie tea

then dinner with the mouse skeletons

out of my closet walks a force

harpsichord, strung to his vibrations

a variation on the sand horse

too grand for the ballroom of life

honey to the hairy trees

lifted over hay bails

your heart and photo arrays

dress me up to rabbits and scarecrows

nothing’s right and all candles

blear another moment.

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