Les Wordsmore

Rookie (1989 / Poetry, USA)

Desert Dose - Poem by Les Wordsmore

Desert imagery painted across frozen sunlight
Dust storms come and pass through the camels unclosed eye
Moonstricken beasts, tamed by misfortune
Despair as their swallowed pieces feed passers-by.

Wandering, pondering, he glides up town
As gravity gradually brings him down.
Head north to the dawn, leave today.
The path from his past has lead him astray.
Obey and betray you.
Resist and persist in emptiness.
Deflect to protect what may lay within.
Reflect and subject your self,
To what you are without.

Oasis wasted on thirst-less peeling skin
Gracefully retracing the steps of the sun
How long since it last warmed her brow
Years and tears have faded now
Enemies smile in light of forgotten spite
Ignite. Explode. Return. Reload.
And explode once more.
In a collision arisen from
words left unspoken, made from mistakes
Silence unbroken, the fever breaks.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 29, 2010



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