Michael Philips

One Day At The Flea Market - Poem by Michael Philips

That gray morning I purchased a cheap electric
bass, the man with a friend on the Force
offering color enlargements of a
strangled young woman

A dark aesthetic from the line of red desert
sunset clouds and bluffs that is the long
strawberry bruise across
her neck

Sunshine from that day highlights her
cheek’s meadow of blonde
peach hair still gleaming
to life

My recoil reflex is a riptide undertow noxious as
open sewers, blackened further by her blithe
For Sale, an open casket among cast-off
utensils and chintzy artwork

The static image reappears like a long submerged
corpse floating before me when I see a
cheap sunburst electric bass
or now

Comments about One Day At The Flea Market by Michael Philips

  • (6/30/2006 6:55:00 PM)

    Flea Markets - you just gotta love 'em! From the Bazaar to the Banal! And everything in between.. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/23/2005 4:28:00 PM)

    And was the artwork on velvet? I think I went to that same fleamarket. Good images, Michael.


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  • (3/29/2005 7:29:00 AM)

    It's all been said. This is awesome! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/28/2005 7:40:00 PM)

    Wow. The descriptions were magnificent. It goes beyond a ten. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/28/2005 6:08:00 PM)

    Superb, simply superb (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 28, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 29, 2005

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