Treasure Island

Robert Rorabeck

(04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Stain-Glass Window


A sinkhole's limestone nipples
Aeroloed by fern and
Evergreen—
Little rabbits nibbling off
Her jewelry—
Spiders spinning ghostly bouquets—
In the quiet reservoir—
Deaf and dumb awakens—
Waters recall the avenues
Under neath the ullulating churches—
A fox yawns—shifty eared,
Dissatisifed,
Remembering the mermaid he
Once saw swimming beneath the keyholes,
Her body a stained-glass windown
Looking out to sea.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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