open sesames – 3/7/11


open sesames

swallow her adam’s apple
to pop the inner-ears
vibrations exchanged for sound
not worth a toast or cheers

in the time that it takes
for a bone to heal

she open sesames
seal it shut; that’s enough

the talk; too small to see
with the eye that trains
eating your carrots hardly
helps her to explain

vietnamese finger-trap – 3/5/11


vietnamese finger-trap

one thing leads to another
one finger after the other

the finger-trap
it pulls when you push back

soon your stuck together
two, now one of the same feather

after you become one arm
it’s three times with no charm
fourth could be no harm to you

and then who knows
maybe your supposed to be

one arm