Friday, June 26, 2009

This Town V

what's the mystery
in taking used tin

and stealing old bikes
in the middle of the night,

or when a shed burns down
and people flock to watch

the collapse of an
urban monument.

this town ought to be
something,

if only
a way out,

but when an old man
takes death by the mouth

and inhales
to grab hold

of the last breath
and exhales

the memory of the
last goodbye kiss

something seems
almost forgotten.

2 comments:

  1. Yupyup. I think "takes death by the mouth."

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  2. Thank you for the correction.

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