Monday, February 3, 2014

Poem: Tween


Horses and harry, clamber and carry
Swindle and pause and reason and cause
Driving the years to a morbid strut

Keyboard and mouse, neighbor and house
Watching and fretting and ever subletting
See how the mowers continue to cut

Pamela Sue, Ronnie and Boo
Skipping and crying and endlessly lying
Charging the towers of adolescence

Gossip and noise, textual boys
Makeup and combs and angstian poems
Random sparks of efflorescence

Fillies and mares, unicorn stares
Lined up like soldiers, pebbles to boulders
Wanting the touch of equestrian hands

Letters and calls, residence halls
Lectures and class and E equals mass
Time takes you down like a statue of sand

First published in The Road Not Taken: The Journal of Formal Poetry

From the collection Fields of Satchmo

Photo by MJV

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