Man's Tiger Kimono

"Lord Atom flicks an anti-quark off his kimono"


“Good morning, good morning, good morning…”  Not!
There’s bad blood between me and the vast apparatus
of Rise and Shine.  How can we set our gyroscope
to launch the “Sant Pablo” or plot

a course to Luxe, Calme et Volupté when the sharks are at us
with old news so early? “Tornado Kills 35!” “Hope
Dies for Trapped Poodle!” “Son of Saddam Stole Billions!”
(A garbage truck squeals and clonks.  Lord

Atom wipes an anti-quark off his kimono.)  Should I
do something?  Paint an ogrish odalisque writhing on pillions
of male disgust or, au contraire, a bored
nymph so oversexed she abandons herself to an Eye

as impartial and lecherous as a brush or studio rug?
Meanwhile, dawn leaves a trail of slime on the window like a slug.

*Click on the audio icon below to hear Malcolm Farley read his poem “Matisse/Picasso.”


About Malcolm Farley

Writer, Photographer, Poet, Imagineer
This entry was posted in My Poetry, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s