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Mike Acker Mike Acker Male, 61, Canada (5/4/2014 11:48:00 AM)

revised Coiling Cobras as reply......

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,883 Points Mike Acker (5/4/2014 11:50:00 AM) Post reply
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    Start at the bottom of empty holds
    of rusting tankers. Turn over fallen
    cherry blossom petals. Check just above
    the tip of a coiling cobra's fang. Try
    the crunchy taste of limber larvae, fresh
    in their honeycombs. Look a bit past

    the death of a wounded soldier. Sense it
    in the flight of spring birds going nowhere,
    on Sunday mornings. Climb atop fallen
    mountains for those grand, past views. Listen
    to the silent sound of a setting sun.
    Crawl in with hermit crabs, like you belong.

    Live a lifetime in the shadows of silver-
    tarnished, billowing, cotton clouds. Feel for it
    just below the neck scales of an alligator,
    skimming the glassen surface. Didn't you just
    see it, in the corner of the eye of the
    smiling Jehovah's Witness?

    And, if all else fails, kiss, greedily,
    the full lips of a quiet woman, found
    only at " Last Hope Saloon" .

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