Author: thefilmchick PM
Poem #2 of college poetry portfolio - a poem on an object. I chose 'glass.'Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Words: 140 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 08-07-06 - id: 2225790
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The fish have formed their protectorate
not a school, but a nation.
From tangential tetras to alpha betas,
and the tank, bulwark and border, has protected it.
Fresh water also seeps through carafes at times,
down the parched throat of some
watered-down and pickled bar-fly, buzzing
with rumors a few weeks out of date and time.
Time to go! The bell chimes two PM,
and through it a schoolboy,
his head packed sardine-tight
with ordered things, watches the world explode.
The bells have chimed before, though –
two PM over many years.
Beneath me, the miniature metronome spins
in its engraving, a time windmill from Switzerland.
All these things the schoolboy's
wound watch-tight with drink,
sees only through his right eye, since
the other is only a perfect sphere of glass.