"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2017 poems, paintings, new art & photography--a diary, a discipline, a delight. Read over my shoulder as I post my unedited poetry ---you can see it in the raw or get my first book and see how the work evolves with new books rolling out next year.


Polly Alice

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cicada III

Cicada, your trill pulses
like a voice from another world
completely.  You tell only
the truth-- and loudly.
Cicada, you tell me,
Do not keep silent. 
Do not quit.
You ride the wheel
of the world, rattling
your tambourine
and singing out gold
until you outgrow
the marrow of your message,
I am left with this skin.
Who will sing to me
when you are gone?

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