poMotion poetry

GREATER MIAMI’S RESPITE an american’s bastardized haiku

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Palm trees at pre-dawn
stretch fruitful branches eastward
unattainable
A single reflected yen
stubbornly beautiful

Basement-less flats
bars with deco-tropic fronts
cast out about us
Kinetic, and delinquent
to girls, and the hot white sand

Miles of ocean
careless, bathed with vernal air
Inchoate evening
Sitting before a long bridge
where you say you used to fish

Surrounded, a-sea
The inhabitable surf
brings some comfort
Here: pitch black, starry midnight
mojitos melting damned ice

By Cassandra Kolsen

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Written by lickmypoetry

August 4, 2010 at 8:11 pm

5 Responses

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  1. Very much enjoyed your poem and its vivid imagery.

    slpmartin

    August 5, 2010 at 5:30 pm

  2. Thank you. I love playing with form poetry.

    I got really into writing haikus after a friend lent me “Death Poems,” a collection written by masters at the end of their lives. Check it out, it’s a beautiful and haunting anthology.

    cassie

    August 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm

  3. i have only ever seen miami except through the pictures you paint but such is your skill i feel at home there already-just sayin

    julie

    August 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm

  4. Thanks Julie!

    cassie

    August 9, 2010 at 11:44 am

  5. what a pleasure to read this poem. thank you for having such a rich talent for writing this.

    jeannine

    August 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm


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