Poetry Drawer: To paint a Vulture: Sleepy Whale 412: 415: 387 by Terry Brinkman

To paint a Vulture

Dream of the Vulture the night before
Find an eleven by fourteen inch canvas
Sharpen a true H Pencil
Sketch the outline of the Vulture between your tears
Paint the white first and last
Paint the sky blue of her eyes
Drink a pint, let to dry
Three yellows and two Reds
Paint the beak, the eye
Blood Red for her Head
Paint feathers using last night fire ash
Highlight the beak and eye so to speak
Paint Cliff and toes with shades of sorrow
Pen your name

Sleepy Whale 412

Gallivanting around
Like Vultures hunting in the wet straw
Driving dusty old Macintosh Cadillac
Vulture-ugh subsequently ride
Freely cracking with her Guffaw in the back seat
Saints and Sages fly over like Hopscotch See-Saw
Tiger Lilies Three half ones in a stack in the glove box
Horns Dragon-Lilies Zodiac lie in a bunch on the floor
Taste her Irish Brandy sniffer lips in Awe

Sleepy Whale 415

Spiritual condition of a Vulture falling slowly
Eager anticipation drinking communal Wine
Emunctory field of blue Apricots
Haunting remorse with holes in her blindfold
Motley affair nightly with her robot
Solemnities of the very new sun rise
Shiny used white flint pocket knife
She covers the Biscuit Tin’s full of gold

Sleeping Whale 387

Humours of her midnight criticizing
Dancing at the book release ball
Dark woman, fair man’s brawl
In the dark Gun Powder Cigarettes appetizing
Life after life baptizing
Eager anticipation for all
Golden poop slips and falls
Blue Irish eyes apologizing
Drink a Pint to heavenly blessed
The last come first
Weasel rat pest
Alabaster silent outburst
Like a cat to its claws dressed
All wind, piss with the worst
Nobbling his last pint best
Always knock first

Terry Brinkman has been painting for over forty five years. Has Five Amazon E- Books. Poems in Rue Scribe, Tiny Seed. Winamop, Snapdragon Journal, Poets Choice, Adelaide Magazine, Variant, the Writing Disorder, Ink Pantry, In Parentheses, Ariel Chat, New Ulster, Glove, and in Pamp-le-mousse, North Dakota Quarterly, Barzakh, Urban Arts, Wingless Dreamer, LKMNDS and Milk Carton Press.

You can find more of Terry’s work here on Ink Pantry.

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