Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Make Them Last

But all your pedestals are altars, Earth,

and I didn't expect to die in my glory,

before the wings of my mansions could uppercut the sky.

At least you let me have my dignity and

lacking that, at least one last cigarette and

a few last words and the scraping together of wisdom

to make them last longer than newspaper headlines.

The sun was never the bullet in this rifle under my chin

because you were always my downfall, woman.

And everybody says, ooh, ahh!


  1. "the scraping together of wisdom"

    wise words - I really enjoy you modern style.

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    Have fun!
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