®

Today's poem is by T.A. Noonan

Aggressive Pesto Warfare
        for A. R.

Nothing is worth hoarding but basil

outgrown its cruxes. I donít remember

the last time I slept in a bed. Meanwhile,

my clippings settle themselves

against mint. Each pot invades

its neighbor. I donít know their names:

creeper, ground cover, or simply not another

sleeping bag. My friends donít know

each other. Sometimes they visit,

intro themselves over a miracle

-gro & pasta cocktail, leave

their deposits in the sink. I use

whatís left to set the home

inside my suitcase ablaze.



Copyright © 2011 T.A. Noonan All rights reserved
from Petticoat Government
Gold Wake Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

Support Verse Daily
Sponsor Verse Daily!

Home    Archives   Web Weekly Features    About Verse Daily   FAQs  Submit to Verse Daily   Follow Verse Daily on Twitter

Copyright © 2002-2011 Verse Daily All Rights Reserved