Strawberry Alarm Clocks

Strawberry Alarm Clocks

He is a time-warped Rip Van Winkle
with fading Sixties memories
when hazy pleasure days
of free love’s good vibrations
were angel dusted with bad trips
of long-legged spiders oozing
from sockets in the wall.

Now he sells novelties
at sporadic street fairs
near Haight-Ashbury and Stanyan.
Censers on his cart smolder aromas
of sandalwood and copal.
Stacked with peace sign t-shirts
are strawberry alarm clocks…
scented red candles tied in bundles
to resemble dynamite…
sweet-smelling reminders
of contradictions in his life.

Bonnie Marshall

6 thoughts on “Strawberry Alarm Clocks

    1. I always appreciate your visits to the site. Also, know that when I write poetry…as much as I enjoy that process…it’s more fun to share imagination with my reader. Sincerely glad you like “Strawberry…”

  1. “Stacked with peace sign t-shirts
    are strawberry alarm clocks…
    scented red candles tied in bundles
    to resemble dynamite…
    sweet-smelling reminders
    of contradictions in his life.”

    very graphic… loved d last 2 lines…

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