denim deluge

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
the human uniform

Submitted: May 21, 2013

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Submitted: May 21, 2013




denim drips down his legs

 pools around his feet

 soon we're all swimming in this holely cup of jean,

 but he just wades down the street

 (a concrete bottom-feeder.)

seaweeds writhe within cracks

 running up the crests of skyscrapers

 that crash foamy and discrete

 caressing the feet of a human beach

 laid out to sun in February,

 umbrella bridge holds off penetrating


sirens clear salty soprano notes choke

 a drowner who once would float,

 she feels the tug of the real at her throat

 as the blue tempest broke

 our dungaree Atlantis, sunk lower

 than we fathomed, denim mermaids of a fashion,

denim dregs along the bottom.


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