Tuesday 24 July 2007

Beneath Grey Skies

Iridescent colours cavort in the Cynic's garden,
gossamer wings beating purple and orange
above the stalks of abandoned summer.

Free in the air above sodden ground they tease;
as heavy boots slip in mud,
dislodging the last remaining rose petals.

How brief their summer?
A riotous fortnight
before eternal sleep in glass case.

But first, to the catcher's net.

copyright Catherine J Gardner 2007

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