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Flesh-Toned Shadows

October 9, 2009

 

"Flesh-Toned Shadows" is this week’s Poetry Friday (a wonderful tradition I participate in from time to time) offering. The poem was inspired after a walk I took to a poetry reading last week. Check out all the other cool selections of this week’s poetry at  Picture Book of the Day

Flesh-Toned Shadows

i walk on carpet-burned feet,
marbling ferns tattooed pink.
streetlights normalize no one.
 

forward sidewalk, forward
 

purple-stenciled concrete leaves
greet deli-sliced black gelatin
kept in the refrigerator

too long.

               skate nicks.

ragged borders crust brown,
culturing protean ice.
                            
a spoons hopes

       one walks in layers.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    October 13, 2009 12:20 am

    Yeah…
    “Streetlights normalize no one”
    I just love the way this is put just so.
    Lovely poem. I also will need to follow-up on the Eduard Tulane book… Peace, Linda

    • October 13, 2009 11:21 pm

      Re: Yeah…
      Thanks so much, Linda. 🙂 I just started the Tulane book. Hope things are well. 🙂

  2. April 26, 2010 11:29 pm

    when sun goes down
    take my shadow
    trough the night
    all over
    city

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