Friday, September 11, 2009

SIX-WORD AUTOBIOGRAPHY POEMS


SIX-WORD AUTOBIOGRAPHY POEMS
(Seretta Martin's class) 


woodpecker laughter—memory of a childhood forest


poetry—our flesh was young once


distant bird warble—secret whispered words


jetstream painting the sky with words


slinking cat—crows eating catfood again


fog paints sumi on Mt. Barnabee


loved, starved, loved—cat wanting affection


equetorial sun—primordial origins, Galapagos dawn


stranded in Guatemala—mordida, war zone


party dress up—fall off shoes


cancer blooms—may aunts fight back





9/2009 La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara

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