Robert Rorabeck

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

Of The Earth For Awhile - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

Now what a daydream:
Now what a daydream in the world for a while—
Another chance through the forests—
Pistils of love
In a roller-rink for the apiary—
Smoking Ferris wheels become a metamorphosis through
The heavens,
Until it all takes an absolute while to cool and
$5 dollars of romance to watch her surrender to those
Taking off in the middle of the day,
Forgetting to reimburse ourselves through the courtyards
Of our school-time daydreams—
Until she had her own children, hatched from underneath of
The webs of a crocodile,
And they were counting the dew drops of the minutes
For class to end—
And they were all getting up together and swearing to
So many words to remember, but only so many
Passages upon their ways home—
Like airplanes stuck in the clouds of the sky—
They already know that they can never come down but
At least they can daydream of the earth for awhile.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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