A Poem by Cole Hayley


The sun, japan-red, salmon,
Pinched by the scissortooth branch
Held up like a connoisseur, an appraisal officer 
Versus October sky - who wears the color better?
Blood red, cherry red, a tint of orange,
We used them as bullets, tiny and hard
Flung them from slingshots in my backyard
The dogberry is a multi-purposed weapon;
My grandfather made wine out of them
Had the whole operation right in his kitchen
Drank a glass every night in autumn,
And although I thought it tasted bad
It made him happy 

So long live the dogberry 
Long live the dogberry. 

© 2017 Cole Hayley

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Cole Hayley
Poem #7, October 7

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Added on October 9, 2017
Last Updated on October 9, 2017
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Cole Hayley
Cole Hayley


22, based in St. John's, Newfoundland. October; 31 days, 31 poems Current series: "Poems" Myocardial Feather Dance Ready? Dusk Moment Woman Waitress Dogberry October Lenoard Dawn S.. more..

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