fragments of peace (20170410)

paper mâché jesus
angel composed
entirely of dried ivy
stuck to a stone wall

jesus comes apart
during a soft drizzle
collapsing into smeared
classified ads

a dry santa ana
picks the angel apart
one leaf at a time
leaving withered veins
without blood

——

for
dVerse ~ Poets Pub
Quadrille #30: drizzle

It’s National Poetry Writing Month!
Day 10

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26 thoughts on “fragments of peace (20170410)

  1. Nice description of an art object disintegrating into its components. In this case its components are other art objects, the original newspaper pages, which will in turn decompose.

  2. So many things are disintegrating before our eyes. Your words paint very interesting and memorable images.

    1. Thank you. I wasn’t really happy with this one, but rhyming does that to me. Unless I’m bustin’ rhymes like D. R. Seuss.

      1. Sorry. It’s been a crazy few days. We lost my mom-in-law yesterday. She’d been lingering and in pain, so it’s partly a relief that she’s not suffering anymore.

        For days, it’s been a dark cloud. I guess I needed to be silly. Thanks for being a good sport, darling.

        Have a good night. 💋

      2. I’m so sorry about your mother-in-law. But I’m glad she’s not suffering.

        You’ve always got a safe place to play here 😘

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