Treasure Island

Luke J. Holt

(1-14-91 / fullerton CA)

Diplodicus


long like waiting
dumb like love
old as a snake set in amber
brownish beryl boxes freeing via heat the stiffened, ancient centipede.

coughing like a computer
i dangle from a wan kitten whisker
a high trapeze for dour hands to cling
accosting secret altitudes

this long wait
full of clocks and dust and arguing lights
and then their absence
and then the shrill, yawning wink of nightfall

a ghostly hour
a reeling gaze encased in emerald
but vulcan eyes betray this shade
this tint rides an arctic visitor
named Silly B. Seabreeze

getting clogged
shoes become stifled, pregnant rockets
i need to FIX my mirror
i need a UFO

i can pass molasses hours with hot rivers
built with anxious yellow sweat
the wide monster is dumb as bag of hammers
and cruelly does this vulgar vigil cease to wane
i will only sit
and hope the town explodes

Submitted: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Edited: Friday, December 20, 2013
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