Patricia Deaton’s “Zoo of Human Creations” after Stirling Thompson

imagePatricia 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.

Patricia Deaton
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.

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One Response to Patricia Deaton’s “Zoo of Human Creations” after Stirling Thompson

  1. “love against a brick wall”–cool, as usual, Patricia

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