Hopi grandma sat on the trailer steps
saw the ancient spirits dancing.
Drunk and beat the homeless man cried
“Love is lost before it’s too late.”
Only a fool tries to handle
a mandolin like a guitar.
The lawyer said, with some distaste,
“Please stop filling my case, filling my case.”
In the deepening shade of twilight time
a nightingale mournfully sang.
To satisfy its hunger, the shark
swiftly flew to the depths of the sea.
A rare rainbow rushed to earth
while a million stars devoured the sun.
January 11, 2011