brave kettle boils and then clicks off silently

maddened mirror
drives the verse
to a different story
one-way clouds passing

I see it in your chain-link eyes
words strolling
past plain park bench
where nobody’s hat sits

fashion — a frilly portrait
stage rises
ink climbs
gathers new newts

let your eyes breathe, man
time is a would-be warm arm no longer
love — an open eye that sees the light

your verses breathe like skinny tall desserts
garnished with maraschino cherries
charm, style and mistakes

by mary ann blinkhorn

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27 thoughts on “brave kettle boils and then clicks off silently

  1. some weighting mystery bolts from a peripheral fabric dragging loosely knowing.., your style unpinnable. awed

  2. simonhlilly says:

    Love the last verse, specially!

  3. Anthony says:

    Nice reading this. Liked it.

  4. Maxi says:

    let your eyes breath, man … great line, M.A.
    blessings ~ maxi

  5. Millie Ho says:

    Favourite line: “I see it in your chain-link eyes”

    Very strong visuals in this poem. Great words, Mary!

  6. alvason says:

    I’ve got marbles in my mouth!

  7. clinock says:

    strong, deep words evoking images of inner struggle, a little bitterness perhaps, a peeling away of old skins, powerful and touching…

  8. Amazing cadence, imagery and gentle force! Love it!

  9. raulconde001 says:

    Well written poetry.

  10. Boil on brave kettle, boil on…
    Wonder-full.
    It all seems to hinge on that brilliant fourth verse. So well constructed.

  11. dannyjdolan says:

    Wow you are doing brilliant stuff here. Very striking imagery, very surreal and abstract. following this blog for sure

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