Union Jack at the Wheel

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Day
dead weeds tumble
frozen by Boreas’ 
late arriving winter

Apolo’s calves mewl
across new-baled blocks
of snowball cotton

and
       peru
is the only colour

Night
Orion loosens his belt
dropping stars down
the length of his shaft

deer flee Diana’s arrows
darting pale-assed
across caliche roads

and
       manganese
is the only colour

Morning
red tailed hawks
hunting breakfast
caw Britomartis’ name

steel grasshopers
pump dinosaur blood
from Hades’ veins

and
       viridian
is the only colour

While
leather rose
gainsboro pearl
and
cobalt blue
                         cut
‘cross Gaia as
                           mating
she sprays black Titan
blood in filigreed
                                     bands
along the Plains

© s rogers 2008

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