Fast and Easy Summer
by June Labyzon
in this basement gift shop.
triologized and clichéd.
I attempt to arrange them using
a different puzzle format.
The mix is reluctant.
cleaving with you
in Paris cafes.
Hemmingway's words ghost us into retreat,
butterfly oysters in pearl cocoons.
Between bites of bread
and inhaled sips of fruity red wine,
we devour heated crusty
brilliant yet senseless.
On a bed of golden polenta
swathered in a creamy roasted garlic sauce,
we tame the peek-a-boo game.
under the harmony, walking
on the warm Paris boulevards
licking cones dolloped with caviar.
You buy me lemonade paintings
to hang in my basement gift shop.
I stop to arrange the flowers in
a vendor's cart, silently pacifying
your design of beauty.
Circulating these sensations, I am
propelled from a ceramic journey
to the savory edge of
A shift of balance quietly takes place;
a new trilogy replaces the old.
in the surreal funhouse
sucking on the silky brown seeds
of tasteful evolution,
and bittersweet buttercups.
Posted on 12/03/2014
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