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Caterpillar Yawn

Caterpillar yawn

 

Caterpillar yawn stretches elastic

shakes off its skin—the liquefied

insides have grown tendons and

jawlines—hinges to speak from

Devouring

tulips and rose petals—I always

want to eat them—such soft,

such petal brilliance, puppy

fur and new private, tender

things. I am hungry for

something beautiful.

Black and white

TV Land of

closed homes and sleepwalkers,

Zombie-like—but I don’t

want to judge. Anymore. My

hunger for beauty liberates

me.

 

My hunger for beauty

liberates.

Me, I’m a dreamer. Some

would say

Fuzzy

in the head

but I prefer to think about it like

Furry

caterpillars—yellow

spots for eyes—a brightness

that doesn’t beg hiding. Strike

the match of your

thumb and open

yourself to the highway. No

dangerous truckers here,

just freefall, easy

Morningsong

mind you of tangerine

free. Acidic and sweet. The

fragrant sleep of static

humming and crasping. The background bits

that crowd in are dreaming. Restfulness of

Rootlessness.

 

 

Rest

fullness of Root

less ness,

changing and weaving the

rootweed, milkweed, a dusk

of milling and cartwheels

and cresting of us.

Us Us Us Us Us

Five times. Magnify the

We, the hands blinking

awaking shaking off

sleep

flashing poems trenchcoats flap

skirts and stilts, toes in

silt, macaw caw parrots

hoot the pirates

Parade!

Rest is here in

flow of feed—one links to

you, one links to me, switching

seeds, braided seams,

no single singularity.

 

Caterpillar yawn stretches

elastic—shakes off its skin.

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “Caterpillar Yawn

  1. Wow, Shae! Beautiful! Love it! Thank you!

    Posted by Patrick | June 30, 2011, 6:21 pm

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