Patio Chairs

Plastic heated and

injected into forms of fire

plugged with destiny and imagination

As white as the ivory on elephants treading

a hot African plain

their feet like machines

torn from the back rooms

of memories

of a zookeeper colors

turning scarlet and almond in mystery

against a backdrop of baobob trees

and dust storms wafted up

toward heaven on a carpet of

wind pure and oblique.


Brett Simpson - 1996

California Writings

Copyright © 1996 by Brett A. Simpson, All Rights Reserved, World Rights Reserved