Saturday, November 25, 2017

Capsules

I'm afraid of these capsules
clattering in my gut.
I'm afraid they won't work.
I'm afraid they will, but

will dissolve me

from the inside out
loosen my limbs
and loosen my mouth

to a trumpet vine sounding
nothing but Taps

choral,
clipped,
and flat.

2 comments:

said...

The poem as a whole is excellent, but I really like this section as a stand-alone poem:

"will-dissolve me

from the inside out
loosen my limbs
and loosen my mouth"

A said...

Cap tap capsules. Clangedy clang crap.
I hate those capsules