cellar door

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for kb…

cellar door…

is luminance in a mundane frame,
effervescent chardonnay in a kitchen glass;

it levels in my mind…
a morning  pine smoked forest…

cellar door…

wafts petrichor of a dry earth after rain
or vellichor of old must books in a sunlit store

is limerence…not quite a blushing love
first beating to a fussing drum

more contained…a crimson velvet rose
pressed in a manuscript…bound to fragility

cellar door…

floats bowed sostenuto in a Mozart score
is exquisite…an incense fused chant

Bonnie Marshall

Artwork by Gerard David
“Madonna with Angels and Saints”
detail, 1509

London Eye

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loop a piece of sky into the London Eye;
suspend in a gondola upon a Ferris rim
and circumnavigate beside the River Thames

to arch above pale hidden schools
of gudgeon barbel pike carp dace…
mere boney things unfit for proper plate

they swarm their level…place;
they wheel and twist and tilt
held there…oblivious to future

horizon circumscribed…by less degree
my own…South Bank to North across the city
rooftops and Westminster…stern Big Ben

time…time
around…around
seconds…minutes…hours…years

the Ferris wheel takes on peels off
its riders without stopping…save for
infirm arthritic handicapped

beside the murky water
spindle tied….bicycle wheeled
and going nowhere

Bonnie Marshall

Artwork by Andrew Grant Kurts
“Westminster through a London Eye”