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Rust Sleeps

Rust sleeps without the churchyard
on the blunt perimeter rails,
on the bloom of iron stabbing up
into the pelt of rain.

Rust sleeps upon the fence posts
where the wire is nailed to wood
and the metal burns an ochre tint
beneath the sodium arc.

Rust sleeps atop the hinges
of the pub door so to screech
a shrill alert to drunken ears
of some returning ghost.

Rust sleeps upon the riverbed,
suicide pushed into the deep,
trolleys severed by the silt,
dead baby prams beside.

Rust sleeps in feasts of coma night
and eats small mouthfuls of the moon,
spits corrosion at the stars
and dulls this razor life. 

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  1. Date: 3/31/2011 11:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on this interesting work being featured this week..Sara

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 7:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Tony

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 5:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Tony. Love, Carol