Dandelion

in the indigo shadows
of the alley bend
a dandelion glows
at a cold day’s end

frail stem of milk without honey
anatomy of our rusted love
ripped apart by the howl of money
shredded like a carnival dove

in the indigo shadows
of the alley bend
a dandelion glows
at a long day’s end

my aching eyesockets cannot blink
for the tears burning, salt and viscous –
as archipelagos of dreaming sink
below the ocean’s sad meniscus

in the indigo shadows
of the alley bend
a dandelion glows
at a cruel day’s end

wedding without groom or congregation
honey that’s neither strong nor sweet
just silence shattered by the punctuation
of your swiftly departing feet

in the indigo shadows
of the alley bend
a dandelion glows
at our day’s end
This is inspired by readwritepoem’s wordle cloud, below. I also wanted to give it the feel of some of the tangos I’ve been listening to lately, which are more likely to be about weeds in the alleyways than roses in gardens

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The photo is Dandelions, Pavement, Bricks, originally uploaded by Robby Mintz.

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5 responses to “Dandelion

  1. it’s great Lirone. I like the refrain so much and so many other wonderful images like :
    “anatomy of our rusted love
    ripped apart by the howl of money
    shredded like a carnival dove”
    and ineed a panegyric peom for the dandelion…

  2. “in the indigo shadows
    of the alley bend
    a dandelion glows
    at a long day’s end”

    The refrain is quite lyrical Lirone — could easily be sung or chanted… and the varied last lines are a fine little twist. Well done! 😉

  3. Lovely to see how you have used some of my favourite words

  4. Beautiful writing, Lirone.

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