Today is 12.19.15.12.19 10 Kawak 2 Yax

1541 shopping days until 13.0.0.0.0  4 Ahau 3 K’ank’in.

Tulsa State Fair, 2004

LADY FAIR

 

A raindrop. A bullet.

The ghost of a kiss

grazes my lip.

 

The babe hits a home run;

a lifetime

of State Fair midway thrills

 

lands like a two-by-four up side my head.

Thwack.

Neon stars spill

 

from her black velvet sack.

The tilt-o-whirl shrills.

It is crowtime, the month of Sundays.

 

I am in love with the odors

of the fair

the way a pyromaniac is in love

 

with the smell

of lighter fluid

poured over a sleeping wino.

 

I walk among her prey

tasting the air

heavy with the spice

 

of the black orchids

she wears in her hair.

I cross her palm

 

and the Madame Fate’s

whisper comes,

La Belle Dame sans Merci hath thee in thrall.

 

Note: The last line is of course from the Keats poem La Belle Dame sans Merci.

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2 responses to “Today is 12.19.15.12.19 10 Kawak 2 Yax

  1. How did L. Cohen end up at the Tulsa version of the OK state fair?

  2. I like this.

    Drop by some time. I feel that we’ve lost touch somewhat.

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