the elephant to its circus trainer

22 May

your tough words
one hammer blow after another
nails in my coffin,
but then i thought ”peanuts”
and the stings became massage pin sighs.
i set my trunk in motion and
remembered the pendulum sweep of both night and day.
i enjoyed a magnolia breeze and
watched as pedals rocked and swayed hammock to
sweet rose romantic earth
funeral bed floor.

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4 Responses to “the elephant to its circus trainer”

  1. Millie Ho May 22, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

    Really cool contrast between the lines!

    watched as pebbles rocked and swayed the hemlock to
    splat on funeral bed door

    My take is a bit more dreary, heh.

    • Steve Myers May 23, 2016 at 1:04 am #

      i like your take Millie, but sure hope the birds and squirrels and anyone else passing by doesn’t eat the hemlock.

  2. kvennarad May 23, 2016 at 4:45 am #

    Funeral bed floor hard and flat by big, round feet.

    • Steve Myers May 23, 2016 at 11:40 am #

      so cute those big elephant feet i wonder if homer simpson`s feet were made in their image, so sturdy and simple.

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