Patricia Deaton shares her poem with Art of Poetry attendees at the June 18, 2016 event at Hickory Museum of Art. Saturday, September 3, 2016 is the final date to submit works to be considered for the September 17 museum tour through poetry.
ZOO OF HUMAN CREATIONS
after “Love” by Stirling Thompson
This is what love looks like against a brick wall.
Insatiable, needy disquiet–greedy bird beak
siding with ostracized ostrich, out of the loop
surprised by what’s occurred. Two-headed animal
masquerading as loving couple–one duplicit–
male spitting juvenile insults; female counterpart
feigning nonchalance, lost in a time warp of want,
staring down the tracks at a disappearing train.