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Claudia’s Haunted Eyes

Posted in Uncategorized by frthom on April 20, 2010

Van Allen’s Belt is falling,
To surround the city’s haze.
The calendar’s growing smaller,
As months turn into days.
Vitamins smelling rancid,
While the town clerk sits and cries.
Nobody knows the love that sleeps
In Claudia’s beautiful eyes
.

 

The pencil point is broken,
As snow melts in July.
The novice knows his job too well,
A drowning lifeguard soon may die.
It’s plain to see that Hector
Fails much more than he tries.
Nobody knows the love that sleeps
In Claudia’s saddened eyes.

 

The gin-mill’s selling candy,
To Chinese garbage-men.
The captain cannot spare the time,
To look where he has been.
The dresser drawer is leaking,
The closet’s full of spies.
Nobody knows the love that sleeps
In Claudia’s puzzled eyes.

 

A lug wrench jams the back door lock,
A blind man cuts the grass.
The wet-nurse chews tobacco,
Before and after class.
The sunset starts a new day,
As we chase away green flies.
Nobody knows the love that sleeps
In Claudia’s frightened eyes.

 

A baseball sheds its cover,
A grave-digger cracks a smile.
His Uncle Edmond rose at dawn,
Just to spit on the Miracle Mile.
The Venetian blind is rusted,
Since the Bishop told those lies.
Nobody knows the love that sleeps
In Claudia’s weary eyes.

 

The gypsy black-man dances,
For a Canadian dime or two.
Edsel hides in De-troit town,
Away from a relentless shrew.
Bi-focals made of isinglass,
Worn by a drunken narc who sighs.
Nobody knows the love that sleeps
In Claudia’s haunted eyes.

 

The end of the world is over,
Love can’t win this war.
A hooded queen shoots basketballs,
So high she can’t keep score.
I find this all can’t mean too much,
Beyond what she denies.
Until they see desolation,
In Claudia’s weeping eyes.

FrThom

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