Friday, 31 July 2009

Terrene Explorer by S. P. Flannery

Slugs climb from hostas to
stick to windows, basement
portals that these viscous individuals
use to ascend from the ground
of moss and mould, debris where mushrooms
protrude to toxicate terrestrial fauna.
Trails cling and refract sunlight
unobstructed by clouds or night,
this armada races to the edge
where the sea of glass becomes replaced
with aluminum siding, white, abrasive
to a gelatinous epidermal coat.
These invertebrates freefall back,
moist loam soil greets them home
from the xeric realm of outer space.

S. P. Flannery, Madison, USA

1 comment:

Crafty Green Poet said...

S. P. Flannery was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and now resides in Madison where he writes poetry and maintains a Web site about primates called "The Primata" ( His poetry has appeared in Random Acts of Writing, Revival, Boyne Berries, The Alembic and Poetry Salzburg Review.