POST 191: SAM, BIRTHDAY, painting, poetry, wandering the universe, South Carolina, Maine

by Carol Bass

YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION TO TOSS THE CABBAGE NOW
to my son SAM on his birthday

on this beach
into a wild wind
the band of HOLY ONES
are practicing
their marimbas and kettle drums
beating the ribs
vibrating the soul

the snare drum section is marching by now
into the wild wind
stirring up waves
cymbals crashing
slapping the beach
katydids screech in the bushes

toss the cabbage now
into the wild wind
see god hit a homer out to the horizon
splashing the world with joy

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