This Poem was Submitted By: Thomas Edward Wright On Date: 2003-03-23 10:50:26 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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For Uncle Jim

                         a butterfly headlights                           the branches of your voice,                            displays that poet’s palate –                            a pendant of lemons & limes,                             aptly young and vibrant, yet                            sweet and sour: the acids of life                            blended in amongst your vices,                             the rotting tooth, the cankered lip –                            O – you could not know:                             small hoofed-like-deer                            too slept in ashes                               of a tethered orb –                            were we to unite                          never in agon –                          it would – should –                            be within their soft light                           Lo – mine shine back                            up now down flashing                             while yours – Ha! –                            stall over your Ohio, dusty, tired,                                almost peripheral at this late hour –                                sonic booms announce the parade!                             ants crawl for the cracks –                                  – her muddy waters churn                                    as though you were still here                                    mincing with the misses                                     sipping Kentucky or                                              just  pissing in our gutters

Copyright © March 2003 Thomas Edward Wright

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