Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How Colorful

I haven't been posting because I haven't been writing poems. Enough said. But I did work on this poem earlier this week.

Brown

Corduroy, seared surface
of well-done beef, skins

of russet potatoes, upholstery
of old sofas and cars,

nutshells, chocolate bars,
certain parts of darting bodies

of flickers and chickadees,
fifteen feet of tree trunk,

patchwork of dirt and dry grass,
slats of our privacy fence.