That's right, I'm back in Mona's Poetry Friday Thang, because I just can't resist her thang, know what I'm sayin'? (Mona, email me about the pennies!)
So here we go. I wrote this while I was supposed to be working out ionic valance numbers. So I got caught and had to go to the board and explain why Rubidium is more reactive than Calcium. The things I do for Art.
we seek to appease you
our beloved dead
with black chocolate skulls,
eyes filled with grey salt
that we lick off our fingers.
We even send our children
out into the night.
We hide their faces, tell them
Be good now, ring, beg, run,
And we forget that you
(beloved dead, most feared loves)
may shake the trees over their
cloud the moon, slick the streets,
because you too are hungry, begging
to be remembered, seen,
touched and comforted.
Who can blame you for your anger then,
shaking the house when the porch lights go dark,
leaving you and the bright empty wrappers
to blow lonely down the cold street?
tricking us into thinking
you return for a single night
and evaporate with the sunlit frost.
Anyone interested in those dark chocolate skulls can buy one here. Hey, while you're at it, buy me one too! Mmmmm...spicy...