Breakfast Butter Eyes

As to you, my obliviana: 
she who nods off
as I lift to my mouth a forkful of ob –

obtuse, obligato, obsess

The consumptive chewing sound of my mind,
cicada swarms stripping the dictionary
to a field of stubble and vowels

obstacle, oboe, oblast

Poems like a wallet of mad money, 
when words explode, you jump out of the cab
in front of the library lions 

obloquy, obi, obit

verses an ATM of rage –
no withdrawal limit 
on the dying of the light

obelisk, obol, obtrude

geysers & fire hydrants 
metaphors for anger,
drug dealers with confetti in their eyes

observe, obviate, obscure

Startled awake, you clear the dishes
gently take the phone from me before I start again –
Too late! Ah you, my inamorata

For Shay’s Word Garden and TSM

12 thoughts on “Breakfast Butter Eyes

  1. Inamorata, perfect. The only other time I have ever heard or read that word used was by Michael Caine in the remake of Get Carter. I love that movie (the remake), though I may be the only one who does. I’ve watched it any number of times. I love what you’ve done here with the ob– words, it’s fresh. I like the lions and the ATM. You just made it in under the wire with this one, my friend. New list goes up this afternoon!


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  2. ” a forkful of ob” … That is so awesome. 🙂

    “Poems like a wallet of mad money” … I know exactly what you mean. Anyone who loves language, as a stimulant drug taken by the ears, will love this piece.

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