First Light (i)

In the end of night

Sun leathered magnolia leaves

Resound to beats of rain

Set grass blades to shivery dance

Cracked soil swells, fills, closes quenched

Droplets pool in hollows

Shimmering sheets cover all

Border foliage floats

On the rising flood.

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Earthworms

Souls from the very depths

Swollen, pale pink, choked

Join the engorged slugs

Adrift.

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Hungry

Blackbirds wake

Throw yellow beaks open

To herald the dawn

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CLP  01/11/2018

Published by

Christopher Perry

Liberté, Equalité, Humanité