Friday, February 3, 2012

Anticipatory Egg

in the small room     of a tin can
on air wheels made stationary
sleeps a dragon smoking the afternoon
to dreams

and from his snout
in reflected greenness of the room
the simplicity of his smoke congests
and the dreams in the tin room
grow clear

as people walk by the tin can
on a day for a sunny day strut
inspired by the air and the fullness of a life
not all of them want to comprehend
the dragon dreams again
of hatching

from The Troubles (1993)

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