Soft Green Bank

Cherry branches

offer madness

never mind the blossoms

 

I saw a sign once

advertising springtime

in Paris

 

and I went

and it wasn’t

though beautiful not spring

 

and yet unpromoted

a soft green bank

on a cold clear spring

 

no one tells you about

the spiders

alligators and snakes

 

softly the canoe rows

and the thrashing

is completely off screen

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About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins

https://www.goodreads.com/AnthonyUplandpoetWatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorI... genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty
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One Response to Soft Green Bank

  1. I am imagining alligators on the pavements of the Champs Elysees.

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