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Into Morning

Crackle into morning.
Hasten your fear astray.
Outside blue doves are catching fire.
Bacon, make bacon, and live the normal light.
The strain and bob of countless decisions,
Turgid and taut along the fence
Of the girlfriend's backyard.
Fear the father call while,
Dear old mother is sprawled
Covering and smothering 
The floor of your conscience:
The monster bearing the unwanted gifts:
It has no name.
Relieve crying, shame, and torment of their duty.
Catch the lighted spirit
From the quiver of telephone poles,
The flutter of crows,
The boundaries of the bows
Bound to the presents that have no receiver.
Be the believer. Be our Redeemer.
Be the sound in the deepest night,
The glow of the darkest cave,
The fly of butter that flew off the frozen animal
of our sorry, sodden, and surrendered inner landscape.
Be our Redeemer,
melt grace from our cheers.
Pour it over the dead water
We bathe, drink, and splash in.
Give our wall a name.
Push it over, and walk across.
We will follow, crackling,
Into Morning.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 3/9/2011 8:49:00 AM
Sensational piece of writing, Matt. Many congrat's on your BIG WIN. Lainie
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Date: 3/7/2011 11:39:00 PM
Congratulations on your big win in this contest,Matt. As Nette said, many interesting metahors. That will DO it for ya!
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Date: 3/7/2011 12:10:00 PM
Congratulations on your winning poem in John Heck's "Hey...Mr. Editor" contest Matt. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/7/2011 4:54:00 AM
Super congrats Matt on your 2nd place win with this thought-provoking poem--This sure is filled with so many interesting metaphors--way to go for you :)
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Date: 3/6/2011 6:01:00 PM
Great to see you near the top Matt, beautiful job. Congratulations on your worthy second place honor. Agape, Moses
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Date: 3/6/2011 3:07:00 PM
unbelievable,matt... cheers to you for bagging a place in the contest!:) huggs, nette
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Date: 3/6/2011 2:52:00 PM
Congratulations on you 2nd Place win in John's Contest! Annalise
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Date: 3/6/2011 1:33:00 PM
Marvelous loved the sprinkled alliteration, the pointed occasional rhyme to feel of totla freedom of free verse, such metaphor, ahhh just a joy, 7 & a fav! Light & Love [Oh rich, rich as clotted cream and Yorkshire jam]
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Date: 3/6/2011 12:43:00 PM
Super congrats Matt on your awesome win in John's contest with this super write luv.. enjoy...
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