Monday, January 23, 2012

Manifesto


image borrowed from bing

Manifesto

Standing at the mirror,
senescent, skin sagging,
hair frostier with each hour,
I still marvel at the youth
peering out from my hazel eyes;
the soulful eclipse of life’s energy
processed through life’s experiences,
a musty potpourri of moments,
lingering, crouching caracole deep within
the occipital lobe, composing the novel
of incarnate days, ever ready to tickle
God’s fancy, posting a bold blazon,
declaring a savage shield, with an
armored kiwi atop an ice flow painted
proudly upon its battered surface,
a smile given as cure for apathy,
every speck of rust scoured from
each innards-gear, finally ready
to be me for another morning.

Glenn Buttkus

January 2012

Listed as #1 over at Shawna's Monday Melts, Week 3

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8 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Well done!

Anonymous said...

This is very creative, Glenn. You are such a good writer. These are my favorite lines:

"Standing at the mirror,
senescent,"

"soulful eclipse"

"a musty potpourri of moments"

"composing the novel
of incarnate days"

"armored kiwi" ... LOL; awesome :)

Great ending.

~Shawna
rosemarymint.wordpress.com

Paul Bauck said...

Yes, much youth in your eyes. Have fun tickling God's fancy today, or anyone else you run into.

Paul

Laurie Kolp said...

I still marvel at the youth
peering out from my hazel eyes;
the soulful eclipse of life’s energy
processed through life’s experiences,
a musty potpourri of moments,
lingering...

Me, too.


http://lkkolp.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/im-yours/

Brian Miller said...

keep let that youth peer out and marvel you glenn...the dance of your words immediately following that is wicked good as well...nice piece man...

Anonymous said...

Excellent

Jannie Funster said...

hair frostier by the flour, this made me think of!

hazel eyes -- must be very handsome!!

tickle God's fancy -- LOVE that!!

This actually gave me chills.

armored kiwi on ice flow, majorly cool!!

xoxo

Anne Katherine said...

I like "a musty potpourri of moments"
and "a smile given as cure for apathy."
Nice use of the words!