Tuesday, April 1, 2008

DECONSTRUCTING THE RAISIN

Well, now I'm just OD'ing on this project.

This one came to me after I stopped posting last night. (I think I got to sleep around 4 a.m.) I didn't write anything down, just rewrote from memory.

DECONSTRUCTING THE RAISIN

how it drinks its bath
as if the vines brimmed with milky pearls
for crows to gobble

celebrates age and withering
flaunts its wrinkles
flouts the scalpel and the rouge

glows like a goddess
who knows her juice is sweet
rich and redolent of the ages

as a child stuffs it into his sticky maw
it never whispers of its cousin
the wino

2 comments:

ChattiPatti78 said...

I admire your ambition. Good luck on the one a day thing. It worked for vitamins why not poetry! Patti

Pam said...

Thanks, Patti!