Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Parachute for the Champagne

Red Shuttleworth
(Galveston County, Texas, 1976
photo by Don Thornton)

Parachute for the Champagne

The magic is to make a gift
from cereal box cardboard.
Nothing that bites.

That was in the country
of hooves-up
bloated old dairy cows.

The magic is heightened
for those who can afford
maroon curtains
from bankrupt mom 'n pop
small town grocery stores.

We are within what is called
a heavy sky,
weighted down
by the many paws
of some god's
frantic bird dogs.
What to retrieve...
what to retrieve.

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