HE OPINED GINGERLY
HE MASTICATED FORLORNLY
A TRIUMPH OF THE IMAGINATION.
cathode ray. barometer. temperance movement.
demagogues. weavers. husbandry.
the coming of summer filled us all with dread.
the deckchairs arrayed on the lawn.
an evil cloud of flying ants.
skin peeling from the nose and shoulders.
wasps hissing around a glass of lemonade.
cooped up in luxury. absurd fruits. dust
clings to the sticky trails of juice. veins of dust
travelling down hands and arms.
A great fear has me
I struggle in its grip
I strain every sinew to escape it
I seek to contrive some subtlety to outwit it
I wish only to be rid of it.
HOTBED OF VICE.
SANCTUM OF SIN.
astronauts circle the earth.
threat of winter in the brisk mornings.
boats nod their heads.
sun sashays through forest
pipe dream. fungal agent. mytheopod.
saunters along leaf-layed deer trails
fragmented by the forest.
a perfect clarity.
big rocks in the river bed.
one head of cauliflower, cut into florets.
river-cut canyon. comeuppance. fishbreed.
bright crayfish. eels.
forces. rock yields to water.
FISHBED. goldmine. portcullis. homunculus.
nerve-jostled and full of foreboding.
LEGS TURN TO JELLY.
pantomime. KAREOKE THUGS.
timbral qualities. insufficient funds. bovine constituency
quite alarmed at the beauty.