Friday, May 09, 2008

POEM: Black Raspberry Ice Cream Reverie

The dogwoods look so tired tonight,
But I –
I breathe in the gauzy light and lilac air tonight.
The west emits a black raspberry glow tonight
As Canadian whispers swoop down on us tonight,

Dogwoods dance in slow romantic moves tonight -
Step and slide, step and slide -
And the trees – the other trees
Which make up the community of trees –
Accept this call to quiet, this gentle reverie tonight,
Belted out in brassy tones by the breaking –
By the breaking up of fragile light.

While I –
I can still taste the tang of the black raspberry ice cream
We ate today in warmer air,
Swaddled by a melting friendship -
Now what could ever taste as sweet?

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