Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ormolu (Day 176)

More than half 
a century 
but it’s ok this way 
to the nostalgia 
show where all the leaves 
are still fresh and new  
money drips from every 
gold-plated faucet 
like maple syrup 
from a jug you hoped 
contained magical 
over the shimmering South
Atlantic where 
an iceberg the size of 
Brunei just broke 
free to dissolve 
slowly in privacy 
and enjoy a bit of sight-
seeing along the road 
to purgatory 
which I always imagined as 
a sort of dark-gray Hell 
but now realize 
is an emerald- and 
sapphire-colored world 
veiled in swathes 
of ice-vapor lace
our bride 
whom we abandoned 
at the altar 
of instant gratification

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six

Photo: "Midnight in Moscow" by Emilio Labrador
I thought the photo's description was interesting: 
"Elegant lady in suggestive evening attire and without a partner, wanders among the well dressed attendies during the pre-gala cocktail reception held at Mar-A-Lago intended to raise funds for the newly built local clinic and hospital. These year's party theme was a Russian Czar 'Winter Palace'. Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, Fl, USA"

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