What is Submerged

The last shout growth
and fruition will have this year,

another dawn,
all jellied, all whiskey lids.

How they’re like ears today,
paused to listen,

as if it’s part of a progression,
half slave, half manumission.

For what is old and swollen, held
in kidney shaped hands,

protected from the sky,
a shadow all  through winter

—a late born pup, perhaps, part hound,
part something else—would  die.

Yes, Pops, I know. Would die.
Left behind the fences.

What gnat, what grapes,
what  a nice dog, set barking for

the breeze. What is submerged
and stolen from  us.

Published by extrasimile

define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

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