26 April 2011

Above the Fold

Day 26 PAD Challenge. Write a "leader" poem or a "follower" poem.

the leader, black on cream (or,
perhaps, black on salmon-pink)
surmounts the letters-to-the-
editor, the sidebar on the facing

page, featuring a low-backed gown in
velvet, the mannequin's face
turned, coyly, from us--not so
on the page of editorials--

with full force they bleat and bray, neigh,
sometimes in unison, more often not,


the printer's devil and the pressmen
in their squared paper hats amidst
the thrum, thrum, thrum of paper
and metal mixed, the din

they speak above, their dulcet
tones a better music still

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