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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