Mind Doodles ii

everybody’s talking about keychains
so silver the dangly dangles:
pop culture’s plastic booty or a soft toy, 
or a crystal, or a word in cursive script

or the wind, the wind that dangles
skittering our lives, flipping us inside out
howling over us, drooling 
like a begging dog. would you? 

would you take a skein of wind
and run a hole through it with a compass
and attach a little silver chain
ignoring its crying, ignoring its tug and hurtle

the wind is tame as lions, or beatniks 
peddling freedom, and if you dance with it
you take on its colour washing-machine easy
thump and spin and off you go

the wind is what we suck through blades
farm it, fry it, sizzle it through wires
it gifts us and knows us 
searing and entrenched as our own bones

but oh!  imagine such a keychain!

7 thoughts on “Mind Doodles ii

  1. I love all the associations and how playful this one is. I really like,

    and if you dance with it
    you take on its colour washing-machine easy
    thump and spin and off you go

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