Saturday, March 20, 2010

I have a pearl lodged in my throat.




I have a pearl lodged in my throat.
Hand set gemstone mounted, a round
Unspoken wisdom, inchoate,

Suspends in flesh as deep a note
As insight blinded, gone to ground.
I have a pearl lodged in my throat

I’ve seen the ultrasound expose
A weathered knurl or knot hard wound.
Unspoken wisdoms inchoate

Irritate the kernel, each coat
Small prides not swallowed but choked down,
Accreting pearl lodged in my throat

Resound sound echoes; opiate
The pearl, a chimera, expounds
Unspoken wisdoms inchoate.

I have a pearl lodged in my throat
So round it bends light rays around
Secreted pearl lodged in my throat
Unspoken wisdom, inchoate.