Seven Times 16: The Catalytic Pollinator in Three Stil De Grain Poems

 

for Emanuel Heilbronner

1

Cataleptic carousel
Where once you dormant,
Rolled hauntingly
Out of your mind
Every should and shouldn’t plays there
Tears casually
Casting out demons
Along with cowardice and cartilage
Others sought for the face
Of Forgiveness

2

I’m hovering
And you can’t stand it
But I forget how to
While I’m awake
I forget a lot while I’m awake
I feel like a cloud
And you shout at me and call me names
But I’m not that person
Anymore
And I’m awake in the dream

3

assess the bird’s song
it knows the strength of its chirps
fly, talk, and work
it is its own might
we humans; us
maybe able to prevail
but as one
we are none
All One

 

Andrew Borne is 2 Cups Poet 1 teaspoon Musician 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1/2 cup Absurdity 3/4 cup Chef 1 egg, beaten 2 1/3 cups Family Man. Mixed together and served raw. His column 7x appears weekly in Oddball Magazine.

 

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