Abdication (poem)

Digital painting of blue eagle

 

 

Abdication

 

Your eyes stung and crusted

You lie unmoving

A sibyl garnering predictions vaporing from sewer grates

With her liberality of diction

She baits you

Bile of the nation

 

Abdication

Like a starfish ambulating

Your stomach leaves the nest to feed

A seesawing cindered feather floats

Liver and spine-meat from a ball of black smoke

An eagle’s wingtips touched the power lines

 

Circuiting like the people who get out and about

Practical necessities will have you off the couch

Humming a workers’ anthem

Striding the landscape like giants misshapen in their genes

Each a laborer on a vast assembly line

This fasciating cordon sanitaire

Not a living thing permitted there

 

 


Abdication

Virtual cover for poetry collection The Poor Belabored BeastBuy on Amazon; The Poor Belabored Beast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2015, Stephanie Foster)

 

 

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