Treasure Island

Neil Carpathios


Another Summer Evening On The Block


Clothes on the line look bodiless and bored.

Roses dream of jumping down their stems.

A pregnant woman barefoot in grass-
inside her womb a planetarium.

Two old men argue on a porch
over what weighs more-

a laugh or a scream?

The guy in the sports car is thinking of the thigh
of someone he once loved
but wasn't in love with;
turns on the radio,

forgets what he was thinking.

The neighbor's brain-damaged cat,
from being locked in a Tupperware tub
by the five year old son,

staggers through daisies.

A failed marriage hobbles down the street
on gimpy legs like a broken down mule.
Everybody from their driveway points,

not recognizing it's theirs.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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  • Bill Thomas (5/25/2008 9:40:00 AM)

    Certainly not just another poem: you paint a very deep & multi-layered canvas here, & deserve to have your work more widely known. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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