For an OstrichYou're not much of a birdFor an Ostrich by ~ungrateful-dead
Strutting mistress of the chaparral
Your wings are luxurious
And your neck is long and elegant
You're like a dinosaur
Feathered more luxuriously
Though lacking in color
And your eyes are stunning
Your feet are clawed and mean
Your face sharp
But, emu, your speed
Are to be admired in any bird
Your grace is gawky
Your beauty less than attractive
You are a beginning dancer
Novice ballerina bird
The black swan princess
Of the scrub.
Kitty the PoemPoetry is like a catKitty the Poem by ~ungrateful-dead
It creeps up slowly
Sort of hints around your ankles
Stops at your feet and pats your shin softly
If you ignore it, it will bring out claws
But then it will just slink off
So scoop it onto your lap
Stroke it and let it soak into you
It warms you up and suddenly
You know exactly what it does
Little Girl DeathShe lived with a gentle smileLittle Girl Death by ~ungrateful-dead
Closed her eyes and slept a while
Changed and shed a bloody tear
Sweet Angelique's no longer here
She was nice and she was tender
Wasn't a courtesy she didn't remember
Angelique loved everyone
Up to the day when she was done
There was a boy with flaming hair
She was someone else when he was there
She was lit up with a new, dark light
His sweet little girl death every night
He was hers and she was his
Perfect it was and still it is
Death the gentleman and his girl
Alive but dead beneath the world
Cage BaggageI remember when Russia was a firebird,Cage Baggage by ~Lowland-Swagger
and when China was a pearl.
You mention them now, and there's only baggage.
You say you're interested and
people melt away,
stuck with what they know happened.
-like, for instance, possibly, maybe,
how Russia's burnt by cigarette smoke
and China's swelling like a pig
and Africa starves
and Germany heals
and America's stuck-
-and, I'm all just like, "I don't know-
I wish I didn't know.
I wish I did.
Does this make any sense to you?
Because if I did know, I wouldn't, because I'll never have lived it,
and because I never heard the words that said they're just like me.
If I'd heard them