SENTINELS

Posted by Admin on Sunday, 20th April 2008, 00:00

Dumb, the scarecrow leans,
hapless, near ribald crows:
goon-tattered zany – ragged as
teasel; bean-pole supported.

The draggle-tailed wight
slants to leeward. Obtuse,
derision-proof, and unaware
of its bondage to Ceres.

Mum, the guardsman struts,
armed, palace-façadewards:
state-owned puppet – his order and
orbit railing-protected.

A spruce pseudo-giant,
scarlet as Pompadour:
tourist-proof, and oblivious
of his fealty to Mars.

T. C. Hudson
1st July 1970

© T. C. Hudson.

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