Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bountiful, Utah

Bountiful, Utah -
          Doll play becomes a dance
          Of practice for the future
          A mass-appeal divination of
          Suspended truth for plastic toys.
                    A place where mourning breaks
                    As unavoidable reality
                    Blobbed casing kisses goodbye
                    And body laden boxes disappear.
                              White dress pretend
                              Mocking happiness or joy
                             Those ties that bind
                             Covered in lace.
                                       Just another place
                                        Where family meets
                                        Where secrets surface
                                        And are drowned again.
The background becomes foreground
The snowy peaks a constant
Dripping cone licked lean
By stranger desert tongues.

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