Thursday, April 24, 2014

CHERRY BLOSSOM SURPRISE





Cherry Blossom Surprise

In contrast to the limes 
Of a rural spring,
Curls of papery pink
Sprawling across the concrete
Of its urban brother....
Surprise the more.






Maureen Walsh - April 2014

And this is a recording of an old 78 rpm record that my father used to play and then we'd take a spin around the kitchen floor.




Ciao for now!






Wednesday, April 9, 2014

GEOMETRY OF THE UNEMPLOYED





GEOMETRY OF THE UNEMPLOYED

Lonely, he sits on a cold step
near Trinity and watches.....
Catches the geometry of it all.

And so the masculine:
Squares and rectangles 
Of brick walls and stone 
Diagonals and parallels 
Of tram routes and bus.
And so to the feminine:
Circles and semi-
Of door ways and Arch
Diamonds and hexagons
Of roof tiles and porch.

Outside of the lines
Outside of the circles
Outside of the box
He struggles.....invisible.
Sucked into black triangle 
Of concrete nothingness as
Rusting 'Way-out' sign unhinges
Hits his unsuspecting head
And away from flailing hands
Rope wraps around his neck. 
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Maureen Walsh - April 2014







Ciao for now!