Today's poem is by Jim Daniels

David Bowie Esperanto

A flash of metal trash in a vacant lot.
Mirage of glitter in the distance.
Sudden hiss of a punctured tire
on the edge of the universe.
Nobody to push the rest of the way
into free fall. Nobody but gravity.
The end of a beautiful nightmare.
What you would have sounded like
if she'd given you more time.
The churning robot soul sparking
with faulty wiring. The marriage
of a stilt and a crutch. Perfectly tuned
grind. Notes scribbled on the phrases
of the moon. The cynical faith
of the choir of sinners. A pout
and shout. Slippery when smug.
Bridge freezes before road. Cautionary
sneer. The heart pondering a change
of heart.

Copyright © 2011 Jim Daniels All rights reserved
from Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry
Carnegie Mellon University Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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