The World from Space

 

A hollow head
Left like a little fellow

And left standing
At attention and alone—

A simple iteration
That lights use to keep

What some call belief
And others call solace

Alive in the snow,
As winter’s peacocks, ferns,

And teeth take turns to feed
the ducks until nothing is left,

Except for a solemn presentation;
sunlight as a gaudy, old man.

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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