Today's poem is by Mark Yakich
Chagall Takes a Prisoner
Morning breaches a flying horse.
All day she hears the noise
Of brushes, refusing to fall in love.
She says, "You're not leaving already?"
He says, "I must, I have to go
Shelter the bride and groom."
Each of her eyes reflects
A small house with a pointed roof.
She says, "Don't you want me?"
He says, "Not unless I break you."
Evening offers a black dandelion
And the paint collects in her heavy mane.
Copyright © 2008 Mark Yakich All rights reserved
from The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission
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