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Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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To Eat One More Bouquet of Ethereal

Flowers: Doggerel’s Flophouse

 

 

 

To eat one more bouquet of ethereal flowers,

Perfumed by sunlight and by rainbows,

Signed sincerely,

Could bring trouble.

Waking up in verse,

 

When words float toward mindfulness,

Evading more than red box bark,

Or recessives of doggerel’s lost beauty.

 

Mislaid letters sent ahead,

To fledglings who comprehend

Just pieces highly illuminated,

Stinking until tomorrow.

 

Arguments might flow

From points,

Softness, or in between,

Ineluctably.

 

Hence, while mangy mental wombats sing

Praises of well-turned prose,

I cringe, I hide, I decry things

 

        - K.J. Hannah Greenberg

 























                                                         [Bokah, Jerry Mayer 2009]