To perturb the air The moon In gallant horseplay Seems to be as still as a chimney. Though it has no use for ladders. The kites on Mars Are as blue as the sea. But don’t let depression garble you yet. There is the melancholy of the heart To broach this night of shoulders And elbows. The poem can be Black as a match head, Vigilante as applesauce, A wink in the thunder, A thud on the daisies, An illumination Flipped On its side Kicking at balloons, Like an aria Penniless in the cinema, Feral in the garage chewing on the rake. Wish me luck.
*This is an older poem, I changed some of the lines and a new title.