accretion to smuggle

By | 30 June 2008

(The Everyday English Dictionary)
 
secret:
I have stolen things —
bricks an old mortarboard
handfuls of cement dust
smuggled in my pockets

 
city:
everyone and their cats and dogs
the press of legs
accretions of noise dirt smog
all you knew
longing for something green
or faraway and blue

 

smuggle:
if there is a hollow
use it
absence is abhorred
makes me fond
is the room full of blondes
and being the only raven
in the middle

 

accretion:
fed drop by drop from the cave top
a stalagmite grows
a Moorish song
sung at night
a fire
some smoke
and the dogs barking
at anything that moves

 

hollow:
to feed it a number of ways
there is the roasted gecko
ground seeds of the Johannes tree
stolen almonds pilfered oranges
impatient waiting for pomegranates
to fruit its red hips
today I found a secret patch of frogs
singing their cracked song

 

Moor:
a pattern emerges from the tile
something blue something green
a history an old story
ancient steam from ancient baths
a carved star falling
from the roof

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