Friday, March 28, 2008

Illegitimate Stamen

Photo by Linda Bowman, shared under a Creative Commons 3.0 License.

I am a clone.

not because
it's cool
rather the converse

millions of brothers and sisters,
all me
and vice versa
crowd the nursery
under a thousand white-hot
artificial suns

manure and shrimp entrails
the sustenance of choice

because of it
and with the help of a spritzer bottle
a purple-powdered glow

mother, she was a purebred
a salmon-skinned beauty
dad, a scarlet handsome

and yet
i wait to wither.

pick me.

pick me.
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Illegitimate Stamen by Michael W. Hyde is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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