November 28, “Artifacts and Dentistry,” from NOVEMBER: A Poem in 30 Days

 

knife

Artifacts and Dentistry

 

Nathan isn't with you
yet, this Wednesday

evening of poetry, courtesy
of Columbus Recreation & Parks.

You politely listen, patiently
await reception of any

magic image or sound
and it occurs that you seldom

hear a poem with the force
of the tiny dents and dings

you notice on the red housing
of the Swiss Army knife,

the gift from his mother
the year of your wedding.

Yes, you realize, these pockmarks
are the toothprints

of your year-old son.

 

excerpted from
NOVEMBER: A Poem in 30 Days
in memory of the last month of life of Lester C Coe (1925-1978)

About orangeacorn

We are, I believe, and everything is, in perpetual unfolding/enfolding/evolving. By surface appearances, we're in turmoil and fearfullness, but in fact our existence is on the edge of a new way, beyond the US versus THEM we have grown with. I encourage you to join me over coffee or tea in face-to-face encounters. I call this exercise, "CAFFEINE COMMUNION: Encounters with Paradigm Pioneers." I'm a Columbus, Ohio husband, father and citizen. I practice string band sounds from the ridges of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, the vortex of the ancient drone.
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1 Response to November 28, “Artifacts and Dentistry,” from NOVEMBER: A Poem in 30 Days

  1. Mary says:

    Love the poem, thanks for sharing it.

    Like

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