Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Nepenthe, Et in Suburbia Ego


Your narcotic quiet settling 
Round the circle at the end 
Of the dead-end street— 

Even the white 
Lilies ringing it seem 
To have fallen asleep.



NB:  An Atmosphere You Can Trust







2 comments:

  1. Yes. The agent from the funeral home insisted we call it "sleeping".

    Those flowers are not dead.

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  2. Nor will they wake after the wake is over; it's a uniquely horrible American strain of circumambulation that strikes them around every presidential election time.

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