To All Ephemera

by

Tomer Konowiecki

I have too often seen a child put hands over ears

to drown the painful bite of a parents’ bicker,

As galling as the buzz of the summer flies.

It’s a foolhardy squeeze, poor child,

like trying to muffle death.

Don’t believe what they say of sweetness and

compatibility, the heart-pleasing needs.

Let the laurel and flowing brook lay together in the

distance;

Embrace the discordance of time—the coarse shreds of life and

humanity striving to be meant for each other.

But never stop to dream—in this flies are masters,

caught in webs that reflect the light of a flower.

§

More poetry from Tomer Konowiecki

The Nodding Seamen
He Must Have Known
We’re Not Stopping Here
Believe Science

Tomer Knowiecki is the 2009 Tangled Web Press Online Poetry Contest winner, with his poetry appearing in the upcoming 2009 Tangled Press Poetry Anthology. He resides in Los Angeles, CA, where he recently received an English degree from UCLA and is currently studying Law.

~ by jwoodall on September 21, 2009.

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