Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,164 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Inventory - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

100 caskets of blue
Blooming planets
Beneath her tired eyes,

Beneath her 12 fingers,
Twelve dozen hungry
Alligators hidden in sandy
Pools in the sand box
Of the dog park,

Sixty-six dogs in 11 grains
Of sand,

Sixty-six boxes of
French chocolates to
Feed grandmother’s purple lips,

5 hungry grandmothers in
5 marble caskets,

15 hardy boxers fighting
Satans on the fences,

29 roaming fences,
Coiling loosely about his properties,

2 bright new rainbows
Leading from our homes to
Fine new apartment stores,

22 apartment stores with
Cabbage green floorboards,

One calico cat on
Her naked purring lap,

Just her naked purring lap,

And more of that
And all of that
And more and
More of that.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 26, 2011

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