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Peter Pan nightmares on Chatham Avenue

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Peter Pan nightmares on Chatham Avenue

out of sync the wheel
squeaks, too many little 
brown mice with big mice ears
have chewed my bearings

a sunbeam sits on my 
dislocated shoulder
and the cat's in the cradle
sleeping with the whole ball of wax
(what a yarn that is!)

i sharpen my nails and
dig in the posthumous dirt
of my arrival, coming 
undone by the light of the silvery
moon, sprinkles melting on cupcakes
and newlyweds

it's nine yards and an inch, 
hail hail all ye who enter 
my sleep, prepare for Occam's
close shave, reality bites the dust
and then backtracks into ruts
of self-disclosure, counting crows,
mismatched socks, and coins for the
ferryman 

watching
hi-def TV and writing poetry
that fall by the wayside, colours
of flesh and inhibition, the scent of lavender
honeysuckle and ginger blossoms pounding at my door:

wake up you crazy easy fool,
time is ticking and the crocodile is not
far away, your shadow is being dry-cleaned. 


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  1. Date: 5/4/2011 6:52:00 AM

    Chuckles. I love when poetry grabs me and takes me out for a walk. Never know where I'll end up. Now to fix a couple of errors. ~A

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 6:41:00 AM

    * i taste a touch of irony * along with a pinch of salted sarcasm * and loved a couple of sweet metaphores i found * alongst with those pretty little mices with great big mousy ears * sooo adorable * excellent poetry crafted from reflections pond * “Beautiful Anna” * hugs and kisses * kisses and hugs * always and forever * sarah

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 6:18:00 AM

    WOW ! Really amazing write dear poet ;) must keep you in mind ! Have a bright day Anna...much love, james