Friday, November 7, 2008

Birth Revoke

How do you become a former painter?
with mother soon to be in the air
your birth rite returned to its lawful
place, somewhere beneath the
(They say it leaves a scar like a smiley face.)

Without this choice you will come undone
and float upward,
an untethered balloon-bursting below the sun
raining down on the unsuspecting,
teeth, hair, eyes.

Unlikely unseemly a dream choice
is made and you are finally relieved
to be in orbit, once again.

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