An Abecedarian Observation


A triangle on stilts
Two blank tombstones lying on their sides
An ear that cannot hear
A toothless sideways grin
A pitchfork with no handle
A toothbrush with only two bristles standing on its end
A bent horseshoe about to pour its luck out
♦♦♦
A ladder with a single rung
That, HELLO, now has fallen over
♦♦♦
A hook hanging from the ceiling
A butterfly resting on a cliff face
That spot where the floor meets the wall
A bottomless book
An ironed lightning bolt
A hoop to jump through
A loophole set up high so no one can squeeze through it.
An old-fashioned game
Someone’s placed a ramp up to the loophole
Concave piled on convex
Subtract a lofty minus from a plus
♦♦♦

A valley with steep walls
That suddenly open to let you out
Thankfully you escape the glacier that comes through
♦♦♦

St. Andrew’s cross
A martini glass
A partially folded tri-mat

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pat Cegan
    Jul 02, 2011 @ 04:29:07

    I would not begin to try to explain this poem but definitely like the images you conjur up. Thanks! hugs, pat

    Reply

    • wordcoaster
      Jul 02, 2011 @ 07:17:08

      I don’t always like to spoil the mystery of my poems, but for this one each line represents a letter so you could read:
      A- A triangle on stilts
      B-Two blank tombstones lying on their sides… etc. 🙂

      Reply

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