3

rubble

during the dismantling    feathers
were found in the mortar and
deep exhumation unearthed bricks
that crumbled like paper maché

there were no remnants of shale   no
traces of clay    simply a molded mass
of sentence fragments    hollow quills
bits of paper and    odd consonants

the structure seemed sound but
the lack of vowels mixed with
disjointed emotion proved unstable
the foundation    succumbed

it simply slipped to the ground
authorities have exhausted all leads

said someone close to the source:
she was a bird    down dripped
from her wings as she flew away

 

 

the red ceilingsaugust 2009

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