Matt Ullman

Rookie (9-22-1971 / Chicago)

Washington's Conception


Lawn chairs
long hair
mixing strands of
bones and blood
Bottle rockets
and beer
The fire and ice
of the birth of a nation
Exploding stars
short-lived
bring a standing ovation
Then condensation
fresh dew
settling itself through
rotting leftovers
What did you discover?

Advancement
troops of fashion
blindfolds and cigarettes
Somebody's mother
standing over me
I hear the echo:
Is he dead yet?

Distant screams like
rolling mud
Ancient dreams of
bones and blood
Virgin flood
Yesterday's newspaper
Remember the smell of
smoke and vapor
rising, lifting
Pushing and pulling
fire and ice
Sugar and spice
mold beneath an early
morning sun

Submitted: Monday, December 11, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Washington's Conception by Matt Ullman )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Roses Are Red Violets Are Blue, Jennifer Alejandra
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Oscar Wilde

(In memoriam
C. T. W.
Sometime trooper of the Royal Horse Guards
obiit H.M. prison, Reading, Berkshire
July 7, 1896)

I

He did not wear his scarlet coat,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ruth Stone

 

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. The Freedom I Seek, Douglas ClearyMaxwell
  2. Stages of life, gajanan mishra
  3. Remmbering Guernica, John F. McCullagh
  4. Value, Carolyn Blackmon
  5. Tagore Song (#9) My freedom exist in da.., Tushar Ray
  6. What is Courage, Lewis Antonuk
  7. Full Attention, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Acknowledge What Love has to do with US, michael walkerjohn
  9. That Thing, Luo Zhihai
  10. The Polar Star, Tushar Ray
[Hata Bildir]