Monday, September 9, 2013

The Creature from the Black Lagoon

Tears hide at the eye's sharp corners.
Sorrow reveals the creases, buried
in skin, between the ground and mourners.
Gathered like weeds, submerged and ferried.

The current ties the sodden stalks 'tween
ankles, flipping memories: black lagoon
creature with opal eyes and fins of green
mohawk feathers.  Death swims naked in moon
shadows, brushing my thighs with whispery

Leaving reminders, scratches, contam-
inated,with trace 'neath finger nails, matches
the DNA of sin from Adam's slam
against his Eve.  The clumps, soil detaching
marks creation's fall.  Leaving tears in veils,
drowning death daily, with rusty red nails.