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Friday, December 16, 2011

A Triangle of Palm Fronds In the Window Means it's Morning

A triangle of palm fronds in the window means it’s morning

A colony of souls
to a murder of crows fighting over coconuts.

Boats waffle blue waves.
Signs say:
Noel Coward fucked in this hotel.

And white sheets froth the bed.
Somerset Maugham
here to the batik face of Gauguin.

You use a straw as a snorkel
to navigate the day—
A cruise ship cuts through the champagne cake

but this is the year of no cake,
only salt and
the one tooth left a ravenous dog.

Come, dogs, a triangle of palm fronds
in the window
means it is morning

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