“Kaleidoscope” – by Jennifer Jordan

Here’s a rich poem from Jennifer. I like how it has a free-form feel to it, yet within that some interesting rhythms and patterns – and the twist of “bare” instead of “bear.” The photo is from a cool photo blog called intophoto.com…

Merry-go-round

My eyes bare witness for you

Through twisting kaleidoscope lenses

Of Sour lemon lollipops for sticky fingers

And sticky places

Not meant for small hands

 

I will nestle you under my wings that

Won’t fly [Can’t fly] for you

I will stay nested

 

And dream of you

Spinning and whirling on

Cool spongy grass between toes

A carousel free of bolts and greasy parts that

Bind you, confine you, impale you

Behind blind eyes and dark curtains. 

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