お名前は? (What Is Your Name)

Cicadas hang –
beady-eyed, resplendent
sunlight slides off
polished metal and
branches snap
voices among trees
rustling – “oh”,
a deep blue, fondling
lost regressions

whirring machinery
kicks into life
from somewhere in
the cracked silence
tree roots creep,
adept at drugged
entrenchment

bicycle spokes and
brittle spiral smoke
of the sunflecked
pressed into
drifting motes,
intentions no more
than to dance and curl up
in outstretched palms

upended against
footsteps,
cushioned against
pinballs
that fall, one by one
and scatter
on the bruised sidewalk
as she falls headfirst
into the void

(spring/summer is here – whichever comes first and ends later)

(I also realized that this fits the Poetry Riot prompt for December, so this is also an appropriation of that. I think you can now see that I’m really bad at keeping up with schedules.)

© Zelda Reville

 

 

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