Hare & Tortoise Stew

by L.G. Corey


  1. Light the fire with your finger.
    Light the fire with your tongue.
    Spread their ashes on the altar.

    There is magic in their planting,
    omens in their dust,
    and a whiff of sulphur
    on their breath.

  1. As I’ve said so many times before,
    Time, at the speed of light, stands still.

    Do you remember?
    Anything at all?
    Have you forgotten
    the quick lick of words on your lips
    and the stiff tongue
    that reamed the omens from your navel,
    disturbed your breath
    and set the sulphur burning
    on your altar
    at the speed of light?

  1. Nothing remains
    of what was once forgotten
    in the dust of hares and tortoises.

    The race is over, but never won;
    the race is neither ended nor begun.


©Copyright 2015, Larry G. Corey

LARRY G. COREY - [Read Full Bio] brought out his collection, Kalidas Verses, last February. A second, Rats' Alley Poems, (which takes its title from "The Wasteland" by T.S. Eliot, to whose memory the book is dedicated) will follow soon. Corey's work appears (or is scheduled to appear) in, California Journal of Poetics; Snapping Twig; Rogues Review Anthology (December, 2015)...

[Featured]Digital Art Image Credit: Botanical Hairstyle by Barbara Ruth. ©Copyright 2015, Barbara Ruth.


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