UNDER ART ON A WALL

October 22, 2012

In the upper peninsula of Michigan

blustery state road 2 you must go.

it’s quite common to drive over

deep blood in the snow/a dead buck or doe.

just as felines must fall & fill gutters

South of there, all over.

deep blood in the snow.

With the people of upper Michigan

it’s common they’ll drape over,

& tie up their meat

off the back their battered trucks

and freight it home to their freezers

for later.

.

Here in Southwest Florida

on the way to work

it’s uncommon…

(I called out “Oh my God!”)

It’s uncommon to drive over…

(I Killed an alligator!)

I was light on sleep and late for work

All in a dream’s dread, in my headlights

I called out “Oh my God”

still when I left working,  dark  in the dawning

(I left It for the taking.  It was gone.)

Still were spilled shadows. most, it was gone.

.

Lost. home, what would save me?

milk cream & alcohol

Nor Down on my knees

under Art on a wall;

Oils spilled on

empty space clean

I Know is for all, from All

(I called in “Oh my god”)

stains for a dream.

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2 Responses to “UNDER ART ON A WALL”

  1. Evelyn said

    “deep blood in the snow/a dead buck or doe.”
    WHEW. what an image…

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