Dulcet’s Still Life
We talk on his porch
about cars backfiring,
organ music, and kidney stones.
Fresh lemonade sweats
in glasses he inherited
from his grandmother.
A bowl of peaches teases
Cezanne out of the grave.
Dulcet Tones And Proof
In Geometry class, shapes keep numbers
in their pockets. I didn’t know how easily
numbers can explode. Mr. Grotier
in brown hushpuppies says I need
to prove that a triangle is a triangle.
I can’t prove most of what I love.
A magenta aviary has colorful birds
under my eyelids. Mr. Grotier believes in
Side Side Side. I’m beside myself, a perch
dreaming up lily pads to swim under.
My yellow flower head looks up at rowboats.
A trapezoid sun leads me to a sandbar where
a pine calls an eagle to it. Intuition
is the last step of my proof. He asks am I crazy?
I don’t know. I’ll ask the pine.
Kenneth Pobo won the Moonstone Arts chapbook contest. They published it in August 2020. Forthcoming from Assure Press is his book called Uneven Steven.