Today's poem is by Aaron Belz

The Silent Life

Horse lilies are the festive kind
of shrub you like to throw at weddings
and other cadenced affairs for good luck

or just for fun, depending on what kind
of pontooning flibbertigibbet you are.

Some people who have lustrous hair
never even stop to think about their
need to wear lustrous shoes so as not to seem


yet you see them at these same affairs
treading dully on not only the horse lilies
but other people's feet,

drinking themselves to tears on brandy neat.

Copyright © 2014 Aaron Belz All rights reserved
from Glitter Bomb
Persea Books
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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