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Egg at the Odd of Night

inventoried oval-stoned
cathedrals appealing
chiming crimes of passion
woke citronella
hung in cement-hamocked snowdrifts
cloaked slow on slick-stained windowsides
tenement sheets
with the pomegranate notes
of rhythms unrhymed
   while all the uptown laundromarts
rising up
from insomniac-scrambled sidewalks
corked-copper moon tumbling earthward
like a sweet
sweatshredded pennants
   of sun-saliva silks on rain-dribbled cotton
cherry-flat footsteps lust-percussive
under shamble-wracked sills
pause and then pass on
momentarily appeased in time by
blued bars on fly-fouled panes
bell tower-balanced above
   taverns abutting back alleyways of
by fireplace mantle-pieced nooses
of nylonic shirts and poly slacks
and musts dusted-down
past stockinged-lidded faux plastic lampshades
passed on past magnolia movements
of fingertips on muscle surfaces
defoliate-spun spinnakered islands
chocked choked
in passing lynched adhesion
ignoring nicotine-papered stripteasing walls
or scotch-spat skirtings
creeping pedestal for
a moulded tangerine ceiling stuccoed into sudden mute
rinsed down a night-scented-taking-stock
split-mirrored motel door
they go lunging over greasy chapels of
breakfast jasmine-tea-stained mock vinyl rugs
squeaking cot now like some
concreted river bed's of slump
of stun-spurned wants broken down
consciousness half-considered

Copyright © Dort James | Year Posted 2011


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  1. Date: 1/28/2016 10:55:00 AM

    DORT, A great pleasure to find and read your poem today. Love ** SKAT **
  1. Date: 11/8/2011 6:56:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserving poem being featured this week Dort. Love, Carol
  1. Date: 10/26/2011 5:20:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be Dort. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol