Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,308 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

The Undeniable Textbooks - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

In powers of unison they die,
The hummingbirds pullulating slowing over and
Underneath the inappropriate mountain,
While everyone else has some gold to sell;
And they have been selling it from
Different countries;
In the middle of the hallucinations of their deserts,
From the chains of the gold coast,
As from far away,
While their dogs have finally risen up from their
Bones and are hunting
And demystified from their fissures I wonder if they
Will ever go away; but they go away and this way they
Come,
Laughing through whichever pantomimes of daylight
By whichever way they came;
While stewardesses of airplanes grew jealous, as my heart
Was finally lackadaisical and finally finished
With skipping stones or picking the limbs off of flowers,
Just as the trailers finally finished and settled into
Their parks,
As my exhausted paramours of cousins finally fell sated
In the uneasy if defeated and called whichever way it was
The undeniable textbooks of its heretofore irrefutable home.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 17, 2010



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