On the nature of desire & A rose by any other name
[ poetry - october 06 ]
On the nature of desire
x makes a bee-line for z
never quite knowing y
A rose by any other name
Reader, help me. Sugar cubes in a bird cage.
A thermometer and a cuttlebone. Green
parrots at the Hotel Eden. A ball and a
shooting gallery. An untitled pharmacy.
Yellow paint. Blue paint. Spattered bird lime.
The numbers 78, 23, and 5. The sun.
A blue marble in a wine glass. A yellow
marble. Reader, I am full of perceptions!
A map of the coast. Beeswax. Many holes.
Taurus. Pisces. Cassiopeia. A white ball.
A girl in a blue dress above the pale blue sea.
A moon map. Glass shelving. A pale blue egg
in a wine glass. A doll's head. Many doll's heads.
A line drawn between A and B. Reader, help me.