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what was expected - poem Descending

 Descending

 

 Follows instructions

(pause, eat an apple, straight from the bough.)

 

 boats against the current, beaten back.

(soft voice whisper, cherry blossoms' out)

Grease-proof paper, patched latch lunch.

(cows in the meadow)

 

Charlot and Louis Armstrong said?

 indistinguishable melody background.

(urban streets, lone nights' out)

 

 liberty,

smooth sand dunes, waves.

 

 slept, through the night

 woke at dawn's first light.

 gold on red, red on white,

 

 braced for the impact, the hull came down

 Coleridge's Rime

reading list.

space that surrounds

loneliness shadows repair

appearance.

 

beer, beans and soup cans Andy saves.

 play along,  sing along,

 

 autumn or fall

Art is dead,

 if theory gains respect, conjecture dies.

Galvanized.

 

Iconic, ironic,

resources committed

(candle to guide)

 

one thousand rounds, pump action describes,

(cool pool, a child's glazed eyes, deep, staring, wind sighs,

 named person, closed eyes,  sorrow's reply)

 

oxygenated,

cell division,

 

 

Follow your wishes,

Moon phases

two thousand oak trees felled, battle cry.

 

Tears, fair dreams, folded in grace,

 weeping at dawn.

(scenarios here)

 

Boots' descend,

catch the radio tune,

 incoming flight.

 

(salmon leap)

 krill pills

chart.

 

storybook, ventilator shaft

(flowers in the meadows, move with the breeze)

 

 statistics

 paleontology,

 core sample gradation.

 

breathe

back to the swim.

 

 

 

Alluding in some part to the testimonies of Joseph Maiolo and Stanislav Petrov

 

 

© rjc 2013