jump to navigation

Mountains of Florida December 6, 2008

Posted by vsap in Blogroll, Poetry, Uncategorized.
trackback

Gray and warm this Christmastime —

not the intense cold of upstate Illinois —

it’s like Wisconsin there most of the time.

Escaping was the easy part, surviving,

now that’s been another thing altogether.

It’s like mountains of Florida, an uncanny dream,

a partially digested thought or bad weather.

What I didn’t know then is still out of reach

but it doesn’t matter and it’s set aside.

I was that grade school kid everyone wanted to teach:

Vacant eyes, straight horizontal mouth, from a graphic novel.

So, when I tell you I wasn’t in the room when it happened,

that could be true, until the story begins to unravel.

Then, I’m back on State Street, it’s Chicago, Marshall Fields windows,

it’s Christmastime and I find myself contemplating

the mountains of Florida again.

Advertisements

Comments»

No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: