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Cold Lungs

by greygrynn

Mercury pushing past 100F, slip
behind the wheel of sleeping ride.

Oven-Baking inside,
engine blip-coughs to life.
Sit awaiting MAX AC flow from
Black round vents too long in coming.

Cold tickle-slams face.
Deep, ice-filled gasps.
Comfortable once again.

Sweat dries from stiff-white collar.
Black-Platinum pin-striped power suit
carefully hanging behind drivers head.

Click-gear away from Military-Industrial Complex.
PowerPoint patter safely stowed in the Armani.
Gold flows, dull-brown rice, filling
a grain silo large bank account.

Pirelli’s bit deep into blue berry black asphalt.
Sun light licker-pops off stop sign red flanks.
Teutonic nose points into an iron wind.
Whale tail wags away a past barely
known or understood.

His fathers eyes and leather-dead face,
perma-etched in pain from life’s cruel
balance as Bottom-Cotta man.
Fire hoses couldn’t move him
from looking into the future.

His ancestors – Nose to back chattel.
Hot-Dry air filled lungs of prime hands.
Eyes fear-wide as last look toward
a shore they'll never see again.
The cargo-hold slams shut.





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Hey Rollin, a wealth (Score: 1 )
by maryanns on Thursday, August 21, 2008 (19:39:50)
Hey Rollin, a wealth of sights, sounds and feelings here. Refreshing style, like no other. From your toasty car, thru leaving the big-time gov job, .....back to the past...and then the inevitable airplane. Thanks for this new one. Loved it, Mary Ann

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very compelling! gre (Score: 1 )
by Zbird on Saturday, October 04, 2008 (19:16:29)
very compelling! great write!

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Re: Cold Lungs (Score: 1 )
by mumble_bee on Saturday, June 12, 2010 (10:01:17)
I just really wanted to say that every stanza had it's brilliant parts to it. very good write. Keep reading and keep writing-mumble_bee

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