Kingdom Came

2007-01-01 12.01.36

The prang of the guitar as played by crickets-
Have you ever heard such a thing?

Mine is the cardboard box kingdom of spiders and mice
Crumpled newspapers and crinkled plastic bags heaped around
Hopping with musical crickets
Ant excursion parties coming through the rotting floor and
Termite colonies eating the roof away
Mine is the wing-clipped kingdom perched atop a sewage flow
Breathing the smell of septic tank seepage
Yes. All mine.