Saturday, October 1, 2011

Third September Selection

full moon over borders

the politician of the moment
overstocked and left behind everywhere
mushrooms of illinois
and forgotten poets
all shuffled
in with
manga and lost love.

the gee-dubya bio
lurks between
recipes from
puerto rico
and a cover portrait,
of the daughter of trujillo.

there are
wookies, seashells,
talking heads, border collies,
princess diana and
the grateful dead.

and there is
the entire foreign language section
its shelves completely bare now
but for a discarded,
tan, woman's
pantyhose stocking
second aisle, third shelf up
gathered up
like a half-open rose
and placed,
apparently with great care,
on the fake oak

--Glen Snyder

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