The Muse

(An International Journal of Poetry)

ISSN 2249 Ė2178

 

Volume-3                                                 †††† June -2013                                              Number-1

 

 

PINK SLIPPER

by Alan Britt

In a beige-carpeted, walnut-paneled basement

two dogs wrestle with a fluffy pink slipper.

 

On second thought, nobody really wants that slipper;

itís been hibernating this basement nearly six years;

might as well let them play.

 

The dogs wrestle and tug angrily

yet fueled by a love more powerful

than nuclear tanks dispatched to dispatch the enemy.

 

At the end of the day,

the pink slipper is merely an afterthought.

 

IMPATIENT MOTHS

by Alan Britt

(After Shuntarō Tanikawa)

 

How impatient we are,

how insistent we can be

at times denying the mud moth

swimming past our brains

as we absorb higher forms

of celestial thought

has nothing to do with us,

that heís merely

a flake of cosmic dust,

unlikely reincarnation

or whatever,

we donít know,

but he certainly has nothing

absolutely nothing

to do with us!

 

 

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