defense mechanism

 

clever notes on the fridge
they tell a brain of
the enemies and
their whereabouts
the details are clear
zone and maps of
pagan roads
of ruined cities

our fences electrified
where flying moths die
and hands of the savages burn

this isolation is oblivion
where secret codes
are memorized

we have foreign names
like chemistry symbols
on plastic charts

 

2013

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About chester maynes

poet, and a lover of music and books.
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9 Responses to defense mechanism

  1. Great line, “We have foreign names like Chemistry symbols on plastic charts.”
    Altogether, great poem. Crisp and enjoyable.

  2. Chatty Owl says:

    Last three lines – oh dear, so good.

  3. remoratracker says:

    This got to be so great! Wonderful lines, genuine messages.

  4. such a teriffic poem, Chester! Some marvelous imagery! Kind regards, Baldy πŸ™‚
    Did you see my poem about you?

  5. meenas17 says:

    A superior write.

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