Ellaraine Lockie

Sunnyvale, CA

Published in Form.Reborn on
27 April - 1 May 2009

a series of Japanese poems

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Sand-polished black glass
Sea gull skeleton picked clean
shares shore with driftwood
Homeless people eat and sleep
in harbor of city dump

 

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Glass thermometer
beside bottle of aspirin
Perfect attendance

 

Roadside giraffe splays
flesh imprisoned by food chain
African lions

 

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Cow on bed of sage
stares dead center at bright sun
Bull's eye of buzzards

 

After the snowfall
trees wear white while flowers frost
May in Montana

 

* Previously published in GOODRICHIE
# Previously published in
3 Lights Gallery and The Leaf Gatherers