Second Day Poetry Sampler

Second Day Poetry Sampler

7/2/08

Kenneth Burchfiel

 

Character

 

Rusty key whistles through the office air—

D

Splatters its impression onto the sheet—

E

Iron lever recoils—

A

Corroded finger races across the keyboard—

R

Space bar gives the page a break—

J

Can of polish vibrates to the rhythm—

O

All this for just one greeting—

E

 

Dramatic Situations #12-22

He was to obtain the vengeance we thirsted for.

Act off the enmity that coursed through us kinsmen’s blood.

Settle the rivalry that forced tremors in our blood-thirsting hearts.

But the son betrothed to vengeance committed adultery

and lapsed into a state of madness: mercy.

Stuck the sword into the dust, the imprudent little heir.

Committed that involuntary crime of love.

He would not slay a kinsman unrecognized,

No! He defied his clan for an ideal.

Sheathed a bloodless sword for a false kindred.

 

But my son claims it was all sacrificed for a passion.

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