coming awake 5

see, what gets missed
most in all this is when
the tale of the winged minnows
is told say on a stoop
at summer’s bottom step,
concerns the minnows’ collective mindset;
took a letter campaign from many a minnow
moss league to raise awareness and begin

historical record corrections;
island experimenters tell their side,
like letting the minnows go buzzing towards
a mainland hostile to minnows out of their
natural elements, was sheer accident;
mainland defenders shiver about
abstractions invading primly trimmed,
civic-frottage-friendly, blocks

given double ethics coats if for no
other reason than to stamp out illicit
fantasy tendencies while idle.  
Poor minnows were not even awake until
a rearward minnow woke up, screamed,
and the consciousness candles began to drip
hot wax where sleepy mainlanders
waited for clunky factory buses.

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About Timmy the Scribbler

Love to write all kinds of stuff I love writing so many different kinds of stuff it is a constant struggle to narrow the focus to a manageable handful and let the others go. But a few years ago I dipped my fingers into a poetry pie and of all my uncertainties, one thing that is no uncertainty is that it is one passion that must remain, so maybe that's the one. I do dearly delight in chopping up fictional works into stanzas and syllables.
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