Tall, it stands
arms stretched, twisting
an octopus conductor
the chorus waits upraised below
a mute desert moment


2 thoughts on “Saguaro

  1. Tricky, disparaging one’s own work while not seeming to fish for compliments. This poem is not very good, but has an idea I don’t want to forget. The blog is now my memory.

  2. The image of an octopus conductor is great. If you could make a meter that works, I’d think an orchestra is a better image than a chorus. Then “upraised” works better, although it’s the instruments rather than the people.

    Just be sure you don’t trigger unpleasant memories of SpongeBob SquarePants. That’s one part of last summer I cringe to think of.

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