Wednesday, April 8, 2015

FORGET ME NOT

FORGET ME NOT
 
THE LEGEND GOES
THAT ADAM AND GOD
WERE SITTING AT A TABLE
NAMING EVERYTHING
GOD HAD MADE
THEY MADE SOME REVISIONS TO AN ORIGINAL LIST
 
SHARK AND MINNOW THEY REVERSED
ALSO STORK AND CANARY
GIRAFFE THEY HAD ORIGINALLY CALLED DREAMER
BECAUSE HIS HEAD WAS IN THE CLOUDS
 
TIME FOR A TASTY BEVERAGE
SAID ADAM
AGREED SAID GOD
PLEASED THAT ADAM WAS OVER HIS SNIT
HE HAD WANTED TO BE CALLED PERCIVAL
 
BUT GOD HAD SAID
EITHER ADAM
OR PRIMOGENITURE
YOU DECIDE
 
THEY SAT THERE FOR AWHILE
ENJOYING THE VIEW
WHEN A VOICE FROM UNDER THE TABLE
SAID
PLEASE SIRE
FORGET ME NOT
BECAUSE I AM SMALL
 
GOD LOOKED DOWN
SAW A LITTLE BLUE FLOWER AT HIS FEET
 
OF COURSE NOT
SAID GOD FLUSTERED
GODS ARE FLUSTERED
IF THEY FORGET SOMETHING
IT LOOKS BAD ON A GOD’S RESUME
OF COURSE NOT
 
ADAM MEANWHILE
WAS HOLDING HIS BREATH
HE WAS EXPECTING
MOUNTAINS TO BLOW UP
OCEANS TO SURGE
STARS TO FALL
 
HE HAD HEARD THE TALES THE ANGELS SAY
THEY ARE SUCH TALE CARRIERS
 
BUT NOTHING LIKE THAT HAPPENED
BENDING DOWN
HE SAID
YOU HAVE NAMED YOURSELF LITTLE ONE
 
YOU SHALL BE CALLED
FORGET ME NOT
 
A REMINDER
THAT ALL FAULTS ARE FORGIVEN
EVEN MINE
WHEN I MADE THE PLATYPUS
WHAT WAS I THINKING
 
FRANK A VOLLMER


Monday, April 6, 2015

WHIMSY

WHIMSY
 
I’VE HAD A WHIMSY ATTACK
TO WHICH I’M PRONE
 
IT GOES LIKE THIS
ALL THE FUSS AT EASTER
 
DOES IT SOMEHOW STRIKE JESUS
AS INSINCERE
 
HE’D BEEN SATURDAYS HERO
ON PALM SUNDAY
A CRIMINAL
WORTHY OF DEATH ON FRIDAY
 
NOW THE SAME CROWD WAS SINGING HOSANNAS
 
MAYBE HE WAS TRYING TO SKIP OUT OF THE GARDEN
BEFORE MARY CAUGHT HIM
 
LOOKING DOWN FROM THE PINNACLE OF THE CROSS
HE COULD SEE THE FUTURE
HE COULD SEE THE REASON FOR HIS DYING
WHICH PROMPTED
AN ANGUISH WHY
 
ON EASTER MORNING
HE WONDERED
WHEN WILL THEY COME FOR ME AGAIN
 
I AM NOT A HALLMARK CARD
TO BE SENT AT EASTER
THEN FORGOTTEN
LIKE BIBLES THAT GATHER DUST
 
MAY YOUR EASTER OUTLAST
THE ECHOES
OF THE ALLELUIAS
 
MAY YOUR CONDUCT
RESEMBLE THAT
OF ONE WHO HAS BEEN SAVED
 
AS FOR JESUS
I THINK HE WANTED
TO SEE HIS MOTHER
LET HER FUSS OVER HIM
 
THEN HANG OUT WITH HIS BOYS
 
FRANK A VOLLMER