Warren Falcon

Bronze Star - 2,795 Points (04/23/52 - xxxx / Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)

What Is Revealed, Variation - Poem by Warren Falcon

something read aloud
becomes bread

side by side

witnessed reels
glancing stars

gather stones
at dusk

fill their pockets
World Tree



then downward turning
fling themselves low
toward dawn-stumbling
Sun alone

fire seeking

the mourning
dove the crow

each seeking each

respond to
as they are

what is revealed:

the mouse in the hole who loves the hole,
how the serpent's tail shimmers as one has
tossed it with a very long stick out the door
shouting - the door shouts too - 'be gone!
no more! ' one has learned to shake the
sheets, the pants, the socks, the topsy
turvy heel-worn shoes before the getting
into because scorpions and spiders dwell
therein and even a snake loves a warm bed,
my pillow for its head, found a skin shed
on a flower-patterned pillow case where
fleecy lambs forever pink silently bleat
as the cloth grows thin from head wear
dream wear because I was once a sleeping man

Topic(s) of this poem: dawn

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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