i give you pearls

say something, —

about the sickled moon
to distract the others

from what’s really going on
beneath my open

where i give you pearls
and doves and chandeliers

5 is so gracious, —
and i’m counting this

with the bleeding heart,
one more design,
and another,

another one,

— before pressing pleased lips
to mute


Erte “Secret Admirers”

55 for Real Toads


9 thoughts on “i give you pearls

  1. The way you set out the poem makes it seem far longer than 55 words, the meaning suggested in the gaps, I think, has something to do with the effect… This takes a lot of poetical prowess.

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