Cycles – 18th Poem on the 18th day of NaPoWriMo

Here is 18 on the 18th day!  What a long run!  

 

Cycles    —                 Max Wolf Valerio

  

The dog is snoring

a sideways sound

 

a light on the porch

is bright and

won’t fade

 

the sky is

lost

in the

water

 

a tincture

rinses

enduring

clouds

 

rain

showers

small 

animals

awakening

out of

tunnels

 

inside —  a small

noise       

fractures

 

bright

and delicate threads

of

color

pull across

the pathway to flight

 

narcotic beads

enflame elements of

slow hot sleep

 

evening howls down

to the canals

winding as

electricity 

wanes

 

trees fight into

mirrors

 

shatters existing preconceptions

shatters a slow nostalgia     brief and regarded as lethal —

shatters all forces of nature

regarded as                          ubiquitous, serpentine and

                   secretive

 

                   the long eyes of a tapering face

            carved out of rock

            set to slow music in the canyons

    engineered to balloons            finite and sculptural

 

seers            balance                    equatorial    rings       to divine the circumstances that

                                                                                            permit winter

                                                                                  a lethargic divinity

                                                   incomplete in summer

                                                        spread across ravening

                                                                               cycles  —

 

by Max Wolf Valerio     (c) April 18, 2012

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