“Midnight Flower Tuck-In” – An excerpt plucked from the middle of this poem written summer 2013, revised April 2014:
in daylight, ambula-mandible makes holey each poppy leaf, all coleus foliage, this sage skirt, day lily limbs. gorge and belch, slick and silent slug.
copyright C. L. Tangenberg
ICYMI – See earlier samples of my poems featured in this Wild Verses series:
- from “If I Had Known,” a stanza about ice and coral (free verse), 2013
- from untitled lizard poem set in Avignon, France (rhymed), 1998
- from “The Blue Jay and the Squirrel” (blank verse w/ final rhyming couplet), 1997
- from “Lightning Could Strike” (free verse), 2006
- from untitled haiku about bull sharks, written for a poetry course, 2015
The next post in this series plunges into the sea only to meet outer space.