The Samurai and the Siren
by Ron Campbell. Acrylic on Cigar Box
Absinthe fairy, green, seeks corrugated mind to curl up in.
Painter, poet preferred.
Me: An intangible mermaid of greased verdigris,
With hair like tendrils of vermilion smoke.
A wormwood infused wrinkle of liquid jade.
A chartreuse ooze of pure forget.
You: A blurred visionary.
A slack-jawed, sallow-eyed, soporificated caricature.
A despondent respondent to his own harsh muses.
I prefer your pants paint spattered, your fingers ink stained and your beret canted.
I like long listless afternoons and suicidal plunges off gargoyled bridges.
Tokyo, Winter 2011
Also appears in Flutter Poetry Journal