postmodern metaphors

talking to Godot on Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

greeting card rhymes
In an    afternoon

Of                       cause

and effect

Like–
Waiting for fortune’s wheel to spin

Repaying your debt                          by crossing the bridge

                                                                               Fixing karmic vanity                                                                       with sonnets and oaths

It’s like

broken eternity

free of an oppressive clock

tick tock tick fucking tock

Mother
Daughter
ocean

time

Like
islands are mountaintops

Playing chess
in an infertile land
Idle romance
Bites my lip

dry

Like
sailor’s vision
wishful ignorance

Blatant acrostics

the power to bring kings to their knees

postmodern metaphors
Los Angeles, December 2007
Alicia Khoo
Turned to Salt

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