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    Blue Bottle Fly

    blue bottle fly


    blue bottle fly
    chillin' on a screen
    watches a child in a sailor's cap
    scampering quickly by

    following on his heels
    his dog named spike
    wearing a gilded collar
    cost half a dollar bill

    father is a barkeep
    he keeps a good bar
    banks half his money
    he'll go far

    blue bottle fly
    catches a scent on the breeze
    skunk cabbage and goldenrod
    its bee's knees

    spike begins to bark
    the child has fallen down
    wailin' like the dickens
    in the afternoon sun

    blue bottle fly
    buzzes loudly to the throng
    like he was a tenor
    belting out his song

    father comes a runnin'
    the barflies help themselves
    the child gets cradled tightly
    spike then hushes down

    blue bottle fly
    lits high up in the air
    red eyes scoping out the countryside
    pheromones signaling kith and kin

    3/8/2015 r.3/11/2015


    Next: Dust storm ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors:_A–F

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    The Color of the Dust Storm

    “Dust storm” is a kind of gray.
    Some say it might be pink,
    But when it’s blowing fast my way
    I don’t attempt to blink.


    Next: Whatever you think the color of that blue and black or white and gold dress is: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/...s-405695555960
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    Illusion is a Color

    Illusion is a color
    By confusion rendered duller
    If in or out of fashion
    Peel off the dress
    I'd be impressed
    By skin and eye and passion

    Next: Feldgrau
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    Just far enough from mainstream to look stupid.

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    family lore

    family lore


    immaculate starched feldgrau.
    polished blackboots.
    stark contrast to the distant
    theatre behind lines drawn
    by men of little sanity.

    feuer! an officer barks.
    a cannon deafeningly reports.
    another.
    the dogs of war unleashed.
    indiscriminate.
    yellow shells reach apogee.

    entrenched, cousin 'arry counts
    beneath his breath.
    mud and comrades' blood stain
    his greatcoat. then.
    concussion rips off his mask.
    a quick gasp of intake.
    frantic scrabble. mask!

    in a fugue 'arry sees the sherry
    coloured gas slowly settle. mask!

    'arry somehow survives long enough
    to be transported home.

    family lore.

    the war to end all wars.

    thank heavens.

    3/9/2015


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