Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chrysanthemum Dance Tea

Chrysanthemum Dance Tea
(A crayon sketch by Red Shuttleworth)


Chrysanthemum Dance Tea

Polaroid-white frost on scab rock.
Black holes, cracks and crevices in time,
heat-bubbled-blood of a distant star:
it's snake-meat stew... some god's
retrospective exhibit... nothing for sale.

Half-doubt and doubling: the notion
you will see your lost brother,
or the son lost in childhood...
it persists to jangle sleep.

Midnight: chrysanthemum
dance tea.  Your dream-weeping
paints every skyline hopeless
with grey chapel-glass clouds.


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