Featured in the group The Art of Intrigue. 2009.2.17
They cannot be avoided
they attract innocent birds
hungry fawn, and eager hens
foolishly led by cocky roosters.
we call them autumn olives but
that seed, a pupil surrounded by
delicious red and succulent iris juices
is much more than an antioxidant.
They drop and invade, both the eaten
and the ones left to rot…
The innocent birds spread the seed
far and wide unknowingly…
Perhaps they watch from atop the
lonely mushroom you dared eat?
Perhaps they crawl through the moist
wet grasses during the night.
They exist as demons who watch for
ways to infect your tranquility.
During the long lonely nights you
twist and turn and long for morning light.
JPM © 2008
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