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A Must On Your Sightseeing Tour

by Philip F De Pinto




before the umbilical
leashed me to mother

before such leash as was woven
to walk and to reel in this pup - before the jig
ever came up or my meaty desire

this leash this bridge which is
the first bridge the doleful must burn

if they are to venture forth to weave and burn bridges of their own
the reaper aka the grim charmer flying under mother's radar
and up to its antic tricks came romancing the bone in me

in fact came romancing the entire harem of my skeleton


before Ursa Major and Minor molt their fur
before the tranquil dog turns frenzied cur
the pup will be lured - you could say driven

to rev its engine round the tracks and furlongs of cemeteries
and then to make the eventual pit stop among the graves

before armies of words ever marched over tongues

before the umbilical leashed me to mother
before such leash as was woven to walk and reel in this pup
before the jig ever came up in concert with my meaty desire
I had a sense of belonging here among the graves
a must on your sightseeing tour

where it is written: all revving and youthful engines must come to rust


01/18/2013

Posted on 01/18/2013
Copyright © 2021 Philip F De Pinto

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 01/18/13 at 10:13 PM

This takes me back a long time to when young I played between the stomes holding down those graves, marking them for the few who came to talk to those underground stores of ideas stuffed into the ground. I really like this Philip.

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