Robert Combs

Rookie - 2 Points (3/9/1952)

Lukemia - Poem by Robert Combs

lava rocks tempt my feet
sunlight skittering along the broken surfwall
assailed by savage bubbles
waving in the mandrill's soft smile
beneath the ocean's weight
and you're changing pantyhose
in a New York City taxi cab careening
across the avenues late
west towards east
for the reading
of my will

here bony cherubs fill my ears
with nervous symphonic noise
humming tiny green birds
wake me where I had fallen
asleep on the broken red door
icy crusted windows turn
a landscape obscure
tilting the wooden box to empty last night
into the muddy river of my sorrow

no one is breathing
empty rooms at the hospital

tomorrow

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Lukemia by Robert Combs

There is no comment submitted by members..



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?



Poem Submitted: Friday, March 30, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]