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Tiptoe through the warming

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Tiptoe through the warming

The toes
of Michelangelo's David
are musculinely strong,
second toe a touch longer
than the big toe
as befits a gifted man.

This is how I walk the earth -
in Michelangelo's toes,
gripping the soil
just hard enough
to keep it steadily waltzing
around the sun
in its Galilean galleon.

My toes tread carefully
among the growing leaves of grass
and upward-glancing, jogging centipedes;
carefully on this oblate earth
with all our growing growing woes
to keep my footprint small,
I walk on my toes.

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  1. Date: 11/25/2008 10:03:00 PM
    Hello Christie - it's very nice of you to comment so warmly on my poem. Thanks! :) I will keep posting, but will not flood the site, it can become boring to other readers, I imagine. Enjoy your day.

  1. Date: 11/25/2008 7:50:00 AM
    I adore this one. "This is how I walk the earth.. " Just fabulous. Keep posting. You are so talented. Love Me

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 9:56:00 PM
    Hello Keith - Thanks for all these luxuriant words of praise! I hope the poem will do its microscopic bit to make us all more and more aware of the importance of maintaining our environment. - Enjoy :)

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 9:19:00 PM
    Unique and compelling! Marvelous phrasing and masterful imagery... well done my friend! Best wishes, Keith