22 Mar 2008

Vespers (48)

apprentices endowed with half potential
recognized contagious levelers
in the way collective nouns
approach our plural

our homes are tuffets
and our silver fills
small impulses turned prayer
to systems
of our jilted inclinations

limber preaching
nominates prompt tones
whittled by hearing
on the off-chance
that guesswork might be right

rinsed down by water
inflamed homemade dessert
its cost defrayed by minor spurts
refined and washed away
simply withheld for good

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