Robert Rorabeck

Bronze Star - 2,195 Points (04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Your Sisters' Fair Promenade - Poem by Robert Rorabeck

Ghosts of this avenue’s heredity don’t have
To be afraid-
They are never getting ingrown toenails again,
Or carrying unnecessary books.
Doors mean flat out nothing.
They hang from meat hooks,
While Pedro ejaculates to Mexico and doesn’t
Have to displace her into the sea.
My friends drowned entering her salt-lick
And gave her all the aphrodisiacs of her horns,
And cried softly like swing-sets
As she broke them down into their
Better elements.
She never cared, but came like a tiger in the dark
With eyes of soft tulips
Maybe like the ones I gave to Denise in second
Or maybe the ones now trampled by the
Elephants and the hurricanes,
The beefy tourists you feed,
As you never once think to look up with your eyes
Past their usual arcade,
To see the hoods of mountains,
Your sisters' fair promenade.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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