Friday, February 28, 2014

Poem: Impact


Jaguar of dalliance, courage in a
bottlecap, jimmy the jungles till they
spill forth in a river of
specieage, gumdrop froglets,
remote control fish,
mosquitoes that do your taxes.

If you need it we got it,
a guy who knows a guy who
squeezes a wholesale from
the tendons of a twelve-
year-old in Sri Lanka.

A continent of ocean where the
dolphins play with water bottles,
where the whales eat sporks and
the jellyfish wear sandwich
bags like ballcaps.

The dinosaurs have come back
in liquid form to muck the
skies, foul the waters and
claim revenge for the
asteroid but seriously I
can get you that tie for
five bucks downtown.

The Ranfurly Review
From the collection Fields of Satchmo

Photo by MJV 

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