28 March 2016

Poem-A-Day #28 : T. M. I.

T. M. I.

Airplanes bank & whorl over the cooling towers
                    four of them          two spreading their foaming mists
          The other two -

                                                  What happens when
two reporters film a meltdown

                                                  Is it viral

          The reporters also melt          into 11 tons of elephant
ashen & wrapped in a sarcophagus of concrete
they puff like mushrooms -

                                        The planes          a line of them
a Muybridge progression          frozen
                                                              with no feet on the ground

                                                  The funnels pull in - hungry mouths lined with eyes

                              They stomp along the island -


Source - EPA