Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ethan on the Pillow

With Ethan
                     on the pillow
h/is tonsils turned outward – symmetry as summary

and flowers caught between
whirling wings – curling back like sprigs

a tremendous agony gilded down h/is cheeks
                                                                             a shepherd
in a brown beret          
                               nicely nestled next
to h/is mumbling, futile hands

not uneven, but even still
h/is fingers sting
                            with the tra-la-la



of his summer gulch.