Poem written for a contest, prompted by artwork.
musical, arrays of ears
perceiving continents cracked,
a swim upstream,
neon pub & urban igloo
sidewalk chalk in summer storm
fires from mountains
in honeydew & lemon meringue
rising breaths from serpent kisses forked,
eyes of triangles; equine kneel,
smiles, gunshots, gardens...
the crooked path of someone’s tear,
of doomed planes plunging
into hearts volcanic, predator fields,
millions of me making parallel universes
with every single tiny choice.
An ice-blue iris stretches forth
as though begging
to be scented.