broken chords

she stares at him
elbows akimbo and
painfully pointed, as
white alabaster shall
shatter to tiny tinkling
shards of heartsong

he doesn’t notice,
yet if never, how it
feels to desire, aching
for words; arms bent
to work longer, such
urgent cows in kilts

fast clipper sails piano
lingers on guitar strum
dishwasher humming
wet wipers swish back
and forth; passengers
on dismal carousel ride

 


A free verse surrealistic poem for dVerse Poetics.

ticket to ride!

“Amuse me!” is fair theme at dVerse poets with Lillian spinning our memories.


 

calliope music

summer sunburn

sticky cotton candy

magical carousel ride

double-decked imagination

a young girl’s fantasy choice:

to trade precious tickets for

high-kickin’ striped zebra,

long-legged white hare

or sleek blue dolphin?

climb in saddle!

 

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photo by lynn – Kemah TX