Richard A. Marten

(Corona, California, USA)

Richard A. Marten Poems

1. Kaaterskill Junction, Ny 1/2/2003
2. Rain On The City 1/2/2003
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Rain On The City

Bedroom shade eyelids part
To tearful, glassy corneas
Antiseptically backwashed
O'er the city's retina.
Teek 'n tock, tock 'n teek,
Atonal splash, metronomic beat:
Musty, woodsy rain smell
Inhabits this smaller world. Lonely mind-sets flicker by,
Hurried and tense;
Dwarfed by gaunt, concreted spire heads
Mocking with belligerence. Pulsating skin of a breathing sea;
Rain-pricked
As a buckshotted crocodile.
Corneal aqueous humor,
Tympanic with earshot repartee
Of foghorn sentries challenging
The proudly bellowing announcements ...

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