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Saturday, March 20, 2010

snake in the grass



there is a heat
behind my temples
and it roars hard:
summer sun on concrete.

i can sit still
or writhe
or waking dream
but nothing seems
to calm the fire within.

i'd like to think that goats
or owls or wiley things will
extract me from the wreckage
but it seems that i must
battle neck and neck
with the greyness shackled
to my footsteps.

perhaps
tomorrow
will be greener
or the submarine
will open up
beneath
the blue
and
let there be light.

but only the rabbit knows--
his warm fur
countering the coldness
in my breast--
his best
defense against
the reappearance
of frost.




4 comments:

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CharliePuckett said...

hey, the second half of this poem is awesome.

Carla Perez-Gallardo said...

Charlie--by second half do you mean beginning after "footsteps"?

Just re-read it, and agree. The first half is kind of grossly terrible. Haha, retrospect.

In reference to your most recent post, I agree, we should post more and do less editing before posting. I've been digging getting feedback from everyone, and in fact, most of my posts are spur-of-the-moment, since this blog is the only place I'm writing nowadays.

Thank you for you comments, as always!

peace

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