Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,238 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Like Tadpoles - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

Perhaps unicorns will have to come this
Way again,
Said a cloud to a cop- and better words that the
Aspens stole,
And the juvenile fireworks underneath their opal
Slightly burning and round, as the entirety of
The beauty slid down from the mountain,
Like a purple veil crushed and eaten
By elk and grizzly bears-
A primordial Zion, with sugarsnaps and clover-
At the summit, a water tower spying
On my mother- before she was even married,
Or had to think of me;
So, before my muses had ever awakened- or even
After they had to have awakened,
In the soft rain cloudy the carports, or the uneasy
Forests of Australian pines,
Filled with the loafing conquistadors and decades
Old pornography-
They were just there, yet transformed, like
Tadpoles in the slow green- but even after they were
So beautiful, they hardly ever had to think of me.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 12, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, May 13, 2011

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