TEMPORARY AND NOW

by PEGGY AYLSWORTH

Discard has a melancholy sound,
as rust sets in,
even
the graffiti too much like weeds.
Into the junk yard,
in favor of bluer skies.
Make it new, said Pound,
quoting a Chinese emperor.
New clothes
New car
New rings and things
New lover
New and better tooth paste
Alas, the glitter and glitz
is merely landscape,
trying
for a magical view
to stave off…
And yet…
the coral trees
come round again…not new
but
out of their sameness
inscape
bursting through
the blossoms.




ABOUT THE POET ~
My poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Salzburg Review, Yuan Yang (Hong Kong)., My work was nominated for the 2012 Pushcart Prize


Last updated February 07, 2013