Day 10 Poems~ Archival Memory

Day 10 of- 30 poems in 30 days: NaPoWriMo

Archival Memory

You bathe in forms I’ve never met

But if memory serves                     without the sugar coat,
When you were singing villanelles, offering odes,
cornering quatrains with your lacy sestina-

I counted dorsal spines             en route to the caudal
pulled septa from segments of               earthworm erata
tapped a thorax for its secrets.

In Spring, algae were celebrated by their pigments
the way cherry blossoms bloomed your haiku.
(rhodophytes rule).                   I can’t hold it against you

Archival dust made us both sneeze.

Jealous Muse

Time for a million
& none for me- gives zero
to the bossa waiting patiently.
We could sip wine & light a fuse
taxes & death are no excuse.

copyright Tara Linda 2011

Author: tara linda

musician, poet, art and jewelry-maker

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