Francis Santaquilani


24/7


will the sun ever set?
then nightlights will burn
like the sun,
the myriad stimuli are suns as well,
they never set.
occasional non-events flare up
then are quickly snuffed out by the d.d.c.p.
(the department of disapointment and
contemplation prevention) .
elephant portions of all things entertaining
rumble along 24/7.
streams and streams of non-sequiturs,
constant refreshment, big bites, big gulps,
and the interminable beat booms from nowhere.
memories suffocated, songbirds silenced.
the true sun, a perfect orange,
the color and the fruit,
sits on the edge of a slate colored tabletop,
self-peeling, tossing its skin
into the river.
waves move it along,
like an assembly line.
a procession of bobbing orange peels
falls just short of the shore.
in the shrinking and tarnished blue,
dodging rapidly gathering clouds,
the moon, a ghost of a ghost,
looks west, sulking, doomed.
if not clouds this time, then
it would be the rays of all the other suns.
a festival erupts and slithers,
encircling then strangling, like a snake,
a once great and now ghastly gazebo,
sitting like a gigantic skull
on patchy grass and dirt.
bald and bleached, splintered and blistering
from the rays of all the suns.
fly eyes and spider eyes peer out
through collapsed latice work at its base.
would be dancers and singers
leap onto wide tree stumps and monuments,
give impromptu performances, oblivious of,
and in full view, of mute birds
and the spirits
of great shade trees and heroes.

Submitted: Monday, October 10, 2005

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (24/7 by Francis Santaquilani )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Jewls, Sara Teasdale
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling
[Hata Bildir]