becopoetry

Poetry Music Thoughts and Reflections

Nation — September 23, 2016

Nation

the armed guard is dressed

in 19th century floral

pink stilettos peeking

a shadow of layered petticoat

 

the folds separate the women

from the men and the young

paper coiled into tubes

two eye one at a time

 

a black helmet

upside down nests

an emoji crossed smile

umbered and chained

to feet of old plastic dolls

 

the ivory cat’s reflection rests

in painted boards

sky holes gaping

on serrated mesh

 

a flag wooden is tacked

to a white wall broken

of new foundations

on the third story

bought tolled and taxed

Black — August 28, 2015

Black

the space behind the chalk
above her number plates

circular on the road
transparent on the window

the bottom of the trolley
on the buddha’s back

over the whole truck
behind an open sign

before the milk’s poured in
inside the lining of her boots

underneath the ‘specials’
the cover for an ashtray

a jacket sitting on the seat
between lips on a straw

the letter Z on a box
the lid of a bottle of booze

a tray glued to the wall
a pale plate stacked on blue