Time and Place (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 5 Jun 2022 in Art, Poems

Pastel drawing of gender-neutral faces wearing cosmetics




Time and Place


Cheating to elude the advertising

Where grains of revenue pour in theory

As the ant lion makes an hourglass of its victim’s

Struggle, so ant resisting capture gravitates

Pitwards the half-dome lengthening time

As the Romans measured summer hours

Sunny ones, as the public gardens

Godwotting avowal in that epoch of unleashing

Between wars set corset straps undone

The figure morphine thin and new

Eyes of boys and girls kohl-deadly

Some trickster sprung by the clock of the galaxies

Determined magnetism current


Why if we are sucked to the cage that stops

Our drizzling further down the drain

Are we not vortexed upwards to the ether

Our old selves flitting wights

That flail at our old chimney pots

Carouselling almost giggling

With velocity, with fear and joy

Our spirit tatters tangled on the weathervane

A rooster, maybe, sire to the egg

A trotter drawing a family carriage

Why, then, that monument to sausage

Never see it made

Have you the guts, the fortitunal intestitude

To cling at shifting pebbles

Big to you

And drag the fattest part of you to the rim again

Does this repast call for coffee

Can the hostess pass the waffles




Time and Place

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(2018, Stephanie Foster)




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