Tuesday, August 30, 2011

POEM: "In Strong Winds"

In Strong Winds

The earthworms know the future
the birds fly away for the bombing
only much later do you pick up the pieces
holding your breath for the thousand leaves
your water in bottles in an unlighted room
you bite your own hand like a hamburger
a hurricane has come taking angry stock
flaying rivers and trees, sending roof slates
miles off in search of a field without a house
but you're going to miss the Apocalypse
now you have to eat the left-overs fast
before the moon sets and dark animals come
it's only August, the lucky month of leaders
you've just lost your job, you have $20.

© 2011 Rob Schackne

1 comment:

  1. Great poem mate.
    One of your best yet.
    Thanks for sharing.