Saturday, April 24, 2010

Animals From Africa

A brain peeled like an onion as
Cups of chai in smoke
Eyes can't see black boxes for
Black-covered pigment scratched
In blue, liquor tin cans
With rusty holes filled up
By bow-ties, untied, unused
Stolen from a dad

Animals from Africa
Came here through a hand
Lawns in Texas, green as mercy
Cartoons joke laugh react

Patience, rapist. She'll come to you
A certain warmth and pinch
Remain alive without a breath
Some bread from matches lit
Falls asleep on metal corners
Rides bikes on airplane wings
The woman's naked neck is sweating
Pulsing with grit teeth

Animals from Africa
Came here through a hand
Lawns in Texas, green as mercy
Cartoons joke laugh react

Right side hide and seek tonight
Shames murmur to the shy
A lid made to fit not anything
Keeps rolling down the Nile
Bleeding legs and dripping cars
"One burrow" he remarked
Lines of dialogue and petty
Tuxedo-wearing sharks

Animals from Africa
Came here through a hand
Lawns in Texas, green as mercy
Cartoons joke laugh react

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