Wednesday, May 26, 2010

an evening walk

roaches walking on stilts
plucking ripe orange eyes
half-eaten by bats
flying wearing darkglasses
.
little baby rabbits
burrow out pink fingers
by the glow of fireflies
trapped in glass bottles
.
the snake is at the bar
downing jack-on-the-rocks
bidding for the mermaid in the pool
to take home for the night
.
I walk swinging
Your smile in the bottle
looking around, looking under
ripping off bellies, digging out graves
for those bits and pieces
.
of mine
to sew on
to sew together
.
so that one day I can
eat with the rabbits and the bats
drink with the snake
and take the mermaid home
just for one night
.

6 comments:

I said...

The day you find all the pieces, do let me know. I'll see you at the bar.

Shoonyata said...

!: look forward to it...but I've been searching for a looong time now :)

I said...

The beer's waiting, bud :)

Shoonyata said...

!: wine pl...:)))

ra said...

i lost the mermaid

Shoonyata said...

Ra: dive into the sea, man. go after her. a good woman to share this earth with is tough to find again.