Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,281 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Christmas Sky - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

Sunlight has its new management again in the sky:
You were kissing her:
I could not describe you
Again in the sunlight of the cul-de-sac of another
But I saw you again in the ferris wheels of
I don’t know-
But I saw you again in his arms and across the
Train tracks even though nothing else of it was
Anything special:
And the daylight seeds over the teeth of dragons,
But anything more from the classical
Literature is lost to me-
And Johnny Apple seed has burned down my throat,
And you are still climbing up the latter to him
In the stars-
My uncle is still selling grapefruit and calebasas-
The ukuleles still sing across the yards
Like the hind ends of
That this is the very end of summer, and the fireworks
Have burned,
And all of our greatest loves have disappeared beneath the
Rose bushes-
As the fish still try to leap to kiss the tattooed lips of
The angels bending down in the constellations of
A less than Christmas sky.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 19, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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