His Spotlight On Self by Elaine Woo

Multi-coloured you,
flashlight hands over ears,
oregano scent cloud preceding you
clamber a hedge
not surging fear but ego shine

Whipping flickers, the glare of self spotlighted

Cityscape of garbage filled gutters
rotting bin stench permeating
tired  red brick buildings
Michael’s  bathtub with a crawling
cayman, gnashing its teeth,
unable to satisfy its appetite

I turn your craving in intervals
curiosity in ink on paper
Spurned, sorting out my dislikes
by laying tracks of words

The glorious shaped capturing
the end, so electric and dark
my emotions and your lack

Elaine Woo is the author of Cycling with the Dragon (poems), published by Nightwood Editions, Gibsons, BC, Canada in Fall 2014.  When not writing poetry, she can be found blogging at http://opalescenthomebrew.blogspot.ca/

Elaine Woo is the author of Cycling with the Dragon (poems), published by Nightwood Editions, Gibsons, BC, Canada in Fall 2014. When not writing poetry, she can be found blogging at http://opalescenthomebrew.blogspot.ca/

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