Saturday, January 15, 2011


In skies of Violet and Cobalt Blue,
steel flowers rise amidst the rocks.
The tuna cans open as the day's catch spills out into the river.
Groundlings take flight into the shadows.
The crow and sparrow land briefly.
Crow's Black glossy fingers and Yellow marble eyes sift thru the shiny objects,
while sparrow keeps lookout.
Rat looks for the cheese,
grooming his greasy hair,
and searching for change.
Strays fight in the alleys,
over mates and Meth.
A blanket of White covers dirty streets.
Heaven's eraser for it's failure.
Boys in Blue and the ladies in Red,
share lies and bribes,
and other indiscretions.
Sirens cry and babies wail,
and the dividing line blurs,
amongst the haves, have-nots, and the fuck you man...I'm taking it's.
A shot cuts the night,
and all are equal.
Death sees not beauty, color, money or age.
It hears not cries, or laughter.
It is perfect balance.
©2011∞ Copperhead


  1. "Death sees not" but I see the city dirty in your words of beauty. Nice write!

  2. Thanks. Actually I started to write this as I walked out of a store one night recently, and was struck by how beautiful the sky looked.It was really cold out,but a clear night, and the sky was this beautiful shade of Violet and Cobalt. The rest came a day later while I was at home.I see a lot of the city's dirt that tries to stay hidden as well as a lot of the beauty in what other's may find ugly.

  3. I love your writing style, and inspiration! Well written

  4. moving piece.
    magical word painting...

  5. welcome sharing your poems with our poetry potluck today..

    you can link in 1 to 3 old poems or poems unrelated to our theme as first time participant, have fun.

    you got talent, keep it up.

  6. Felicity, thanks. I starting reading your blog. You're very good.

  7. As Poets United reaches its first anniversary this coming week we want to thank you for your support. Over the past year we have grown to 250 members plus and are steadily growing. Poets United is proud to have you as one of our members and look forward to another successful year. Your imagination, creativity and willingness to share with us is what makes our community such a wonderful place. Thank you for beautiful poetry and thank you for being a part of Poets United.