Australian Paper Tree

Australian Paper Tree, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @brianrss37 on Twitter)

Jiffy Pop white inside 

Scrimshaw coffee scratches outside

Peeling like the flaky croissant 

Standing on it’s side

Are you the player 

In Premiere League soccer

Who slides across the feild on knees

Tearing off your brown white jersey 

Rigid  albino python upwards

Medusa’s sprawling dew upstairs

One more layer deeper

Marrow from a fractured femur 

But you are not dead

It’s just that you shed

Swinging on the stripper pole

With burlesque in the carpark’s toll

Are you that flasher

On the New York Street

As Cagney and Lacey walk by

Not impressed in the least

I’ve never seen 

A tree like you

But by all means

Keep doing what you do. 

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