6 Dec 2018 poem

Old World

Dora smooths her skin with Sky.
A common, but seldom used, unguent.

Most effective when hanging upside down.
Or seated in a sparkling crystal clear lake.

Dora owns a rock to throw.
She purchased a good one for an upcoming stoning.

The stoning never took place.
You, the accused, were found innocent.

Dora clothes you in lilac.
The scent is too close to the petals for your nose.

You run naked out of Dora’s house.
You run naked the rest of your life.

Dora smooths your windblown hair.
Your feet are sore from running.

She offers you a dune to sleep upon.
The wind piles up covers.

copyright © 2018 Kenneth P. Gurney


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