Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rough Cover (Poem 219)

blanket of unconsciousness, dull,
the weft, dense, fuzzy weeds, 
mementos of a life, the rough 

weave of the real, vast world
linen, strong and durable, coarse
wool, speckled, here and there, 
with grass, leaves, and 
the occasional surprise

of honeyed January heat,
when tender petals unfurl into 
the oncoming white, 
then fade, wither, and fall

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six