Ilham Ahmed

Que Le Tout

Before reaching another prime

Tragedy uncovered me

Lovely by surprise

The real thing

Not just another shadow with any poetic demeanor

Touch but please don't look

I'm too spent from strangers

Generosity gets in the way

I won't prognosticate

Even highways are no longer suitable gifts for howling

This is some way of the harvest moon

Seeking debt and quiet recognition

Better known as prosperity

Delirious farmers now grow surreal spite with navel oranges

I'm not really sure what happened and I wish I could just ask you

But the damage is an ongoing work of fashion

Thirsty runaways have panicked death into a thick trickle

I know that which is inside of me with no name

Between noon and three misfits accept skyward bounty

Roulettes are ripe from murderous afternoons

Meaning gets painted in passing between the winks

So look up the faces of usual suspects

Playful children plow sounds and thoughts with running snot

The fountain of latin youth has been conventionally named sacrifice

Life imitates art and I was leftover from magic

The Milky Way is sinking in blood and tears

Both a promise and a threat the heart has a moving preview

Suffering builds character but I shall remain nameless

I will be sure to complain before I forget

Two very distant people are turning a wide couch into this boat

There's still sun on the floor hesitant on both sides

The wind won't let up it's only a boat really but it is a world

This is how prairies are born (or some restrictions apply)

Submitted: Sunday, August 09, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, December 09, 2009

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