Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Caterpillar Perfume

Inspired initially by Bianca Stewart. (Does she have more than one poem?)

Caterpillar Perfume

Yesterday we went running
the stoplights out of tune
orange, blue, blue,
a spooned wet air room.

stir me on my good days
oats and sugar soup
a stain-soiled bare knee
a buttercup underfoot.

Eee-eee, the swallow yells
books and stems choking
stolen fingers dirty prints
a dead nest soaked in. 

tell me how butterflies rise
eyes survive the winter,
stained-glass wings move
hearts at rest to pilfer.


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