Poem of the Week: February 25, 2007

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Poem of the Week: February 25, 2007

Post by heinzs » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:45 pm

Poem of the Week: February 25, 2007
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I Recall
by nacona

by the first of May
the copulating Love Bugs emanated
to grace the air like ash fall,
a blanket of insect orgies
covered our town in a grey swarm—
no vehicle was safe from their acid assaults.

We watched them Kamikaze,
brave as Romeo and Juliet
into our charging windshields.
They plagued that hamlet
until August piped them away.

The palms would pom-pom
their shade-less fronds in the breeze
and by ten the asphalt sizzled
pools of pond mirages,
and we would chase the sky
in the road, our tongues bitter
from blue blotter paper.

Every day was a Friday night
drunk at a table in the pub of life,
and death was not the TNT
triggered terrorist sitting next to you
at the bar.

Everywhere I strolled
in those streets of ninety-nine,
a rush hour of blithe faces
packed each intersection,
and what I remember best
is stumbling to answer your knocks,
my breath laced with Bud Light,
and greeting the flush warm face of love
holding out a life-jacket to me.


2/20/2007
1st Draft
Charlotte, NC


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Post by nacona » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:50 pm

This is very cool, I have never won poem of the week before, I am very honored, thank you everyone!

Cheers! :thumbsup:

Shawn Nacona
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Post by heinzs » Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:14 pm

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Post by Ven » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:48 am

An excellent write nacona and well deserved poem of the week :bow:
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