The Thing In Itself - Poem by RIC BASTASA

a white chicken
on top of porcelain
a silver spoon

the mahogany table is
one legged
with a big
round base keeping it
amidst this elliptical space

up the ceiling
is a round 220 bulb
lending light
to the room

the white egg stands
like a zero
above a underline

we let our gaze
stroll at the bridge
of our nose

we listen
how these things in themselves
relate to us
without words.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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