Treasure Island

Jon Corelis


Today


Today her silks scatter crackling arabesques in the shimmering air
today she'll dazzle the casual eye with her sweet metallic gleam
today she waddles, awkward as a cow
today she packs a punch like a fresh shot arrow
today she reverses polarity
today she groans in a furrow, slick with sweat
today she daintily steps through a violet mist
today she sloughs off gummy stuff
today her laughter is quicksilver
today she's a clammy grey rubbery stone with bristles
today her waterfall hair sheds intoxicating unguents
today she dances without knowing it
today the beauty peels from her face to reveal a hatchet

Submitted: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Edited: Friday, September 30, 2011
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