the slightest tick of compass magnet

16 Jun

it was a good day,
one foot in front of the other with
dreams slipping between wrought iron bars
into secret marination cemetery clouds.

the rain came as a dust bowl
reshuffling plots.
a spot opened up on the park bench
to swoop into.

*broken bats baseball on
the book ends of summer


5 Responses to “the slightest tick of compass magnet”

  1. tonichristmann June 17, 2013 at 1:17 am #

    Marination clouds in cemeteries is a bit disturbing – but I love the part about how the rain came in a dust bowl. That’s just a way cool image. I guess living so near dust storm territory gives me the edge on that one. Overall, I believe it was a good day just as you said – if only the cemetery weren’t marinating…. shiver…..

    • Steve June 17, 2013 at 9:19 am #

      too many people messing with the too much topsoil turned dust spinning into a guthrie LP.
      got me thinking about old way solutions-elder marination. i crawled into a cave and gave up on farming.

  2. kvennarad June 18, 2013 at 6:19 am #

    There’s a moment when rain comes, before it gets heavy, when it kicks up the dust rather than flattening it into mud. It’s like the opening salvo of a battle before dying is the major concern.

  3. theplotneedsmorebourbon June 18, 2013 at 7:34 am #

    Reblogged this on theplotneedsmorebourbon and commented:
    great poem

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