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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Universe at Pause



I woke up
in a book of darkness

spent a day in the parlor
eating money, thinking
about painting honey

in the parlor eating money
gave me translucence
a light bulb

twisted in the socket
and gave me translucence when
down came a blackbird
and snapped

the light bulb denied
the socket when the pie was opened
I began to sing

when down came a blackbird
and snapped off her nose at the end  
that's what you have
in a universe at pause

when the pie was opened I began
to sing, I slept counting,
that's what you have

in a universe at pause
before thinking
how to color the honey
to eat the money

to count sleep, before
waking in a ledger of darkness
when down came a blackbird singing

in the dead of night to a universe
at pause, only waiting
for this moment to arise



linked to Poetry Pantry 178

1 comment:

  1. ha. what a trip. gotta watch those blackbirds that come busting out a pie, sometimes i wonder what we are waiting for, others i think we need to stop the spinning and just be...have me wondering just how that money is gonna feel coming back out....ouch....

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