Friday, August 6, 2010

Every Day by Michael H. Brownstein

There are times in your life—
I don’t know when—

Beauty is skin deep
and ugliness is not a full color poster of vomit,
but the latest layer of your life.

There are days when it is impossible not to step on a crack.

Never cross under a ladder when someone is working above you.

A broken mirror needs to attach splinters to your hand.

A black cat may be a jaguar or a lynx,
the magik of night a trick of light.
To see a black panther in the wild…

Do you not know ugly layers of life build into scars
like the corrosive power of salt,
the obsession to spit on a broom,
the inability to let go of hands at a pole?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this.