Day: May 9, 2012

Hawk-Eyed Diver [poem]

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hawk-eyed_diver

I am a multi-striped and greater-spotted hawk.
You may see me in a café as you talk your way
through Battenberg and loganberry tea. Yes
that’s me in the corner of your life; writing out
the lines I gave myself to compensate for all
the times I turned away from compromising
wealth — for each alarm that I ignored about
my failing health — for every high occasion
that I hugely stood my ground — for every
willing no I said when lured by lost and found.

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Unformed Dreams [poem]

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unformed_dreams

doors
open
slowly
when we will not dream
(if they can come ajar at all).
With arbitrary molten glaze
my veined unfickle hand
plucks verdant schemes
for substance cannot
stand [or fall] unless a
loose pituitary gland is
basking in a daystar’s
earthy radiant core for
when we cannot gleam
with streams of lunarticly
lava flow then evolutionary
calmic levels cannot grow and
even all our raw and unformed
dreams
wilt
wanely

© 2012 Alan Morrison