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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

MARTYRDOM WITHHELD

Poem by Charles Frederickson; Graphic by Saknarin Chinayote


Helicopter blades uncover gauzy haze
Silver linings chewed to bits
As chopper descends wither fades
Fallen blossoms turned into seedpods

Inner circle disconnects forbidden entry
Vultures hover round cornered myth-takes
Impenetrable mystery threadbare homespun Fate
Heretical disbelief in spite of

Gray matter-of-fact shades of black
Pearls onyx diamonds lapis lazuli
Sapphire horizon scrubbed squeaky clean
Flawless gemstone imperfections declared fake

Iconic gold-plated vigil lamp oil
Spilt exhausting crumbly wick trust
Candlewax meltdown both ends lit
Turvy-topsy upended hourglass flipped over

Double-faced mirror sleeps through alarm
Reverse side image time warped
Day of reckoning sticky tarpit
Peacock tailfeathers molten spinal tap

Weathered brow unblinking stare down
Crow’s feet necromancy rear-view blocked
Relentless silence pinhole of light
Focus listing things to undo


No Holds Bard Dr. Charles Frederickson & Saknarin Chinayote together comprise PoeArtry. Flutter Press has just published Charles’ new chapbook fanTHAIsies.
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