April 22, 2013

NaPoWriMo 2013 # 22


photograph of painter Gerda Wegener

houses that holy earth mothers draw

silhouettes
and windows
are all we've
driven by
in rabbit hole
eat me
from dusk
until dawn

we know
what holds us
courtesans
in paper thin
midnights
with services
drawing legs and
straws for stone
lottery trips

the places
where glass
looks back at us
neighborhood after
neighborhood
street, fences
the woods
outside
the call
of highway and
crack curtains

we made
the ascent
watched
the smog
stop choking
the trees around
seven thousand feet
the thinning air
is declared
the kingdom
we are left wanting
milk and hunger
slowing our progress

EJR ©


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