Monday, June 24, 2013

The Life (Something Other Than)


Apples and mangoes
Draw out the human in me
Also the human in you 
Like juice dribbling off your bottom lip
Vernacular disregarded
My native tongue 
Your americana gaped teeth
White as the lies 
Rich kids tell after they realize
Santa was only around to
Suffice for father's absence...




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8 comments:

Brian Miller said...

oo first, like the visual in the juice over the lip...the teeth white as lies...ouch on the close man...absent fathers rack my heart a bit

Björn said...

What can I say.. Brian already said it... the Mangoes and apples.. juice over lib.. really liked that. and Santa just for absent fathers- Great writing

Buddah Moskowitz said...

what the ... talk about a switcheroo. I thought you were going one way and zingo! you went another - and it completely works for me. Fantastic.

annotating60 said...

Well done in such a short space. Very pointed.>KB

skyraft said...

Amazing poem.

Powerful conclusion.

C Rose said...

This piece captures from the onset and takes one in a direction that literally makes you sit back. I appreciate your expression. Send peace ~ Rose

Claudia said...

dang - that close and wonderful images how you start with the juice and the gaped teeth...and hey..good to see you

Wolfsrosebud said...

so much power in this