Clouds in Autmn Sky

Clouds in Autmn Sky

A Poem by Toney Vega
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A villainelle collaboration between me and my friend Blaise Tzu.

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Cumulonimbus Clouds sag heavily in the autumn sky,
The price of lost wages begin to weigh on the state.
What diet do I follow to be light enough to fly?

Hear the graffiti gutter drain sigh
feather weight messages still caught on the grate
Cumulonimbus Clouds sag heavily in the autumn sky

The sight of the sun sears away the pupil of my eye
this sensation of pain seems numb like I'm sedate
What diet do I follow to be light enough to fly?

Behind the drop, I can't afford to die
when my future''z still balancing 10 greasy plates
Cumulonimbus Clouds sag heavily in the autumn sky

Being on the grind daily I have no choice but to try
to me life's like a roller derby and I don't know how to skate
What diet do I follow to be light enough to fly?

Become Another vegetable waiting for the scythe 
or uproot our wings, smash clocks and mutate
Cumulonimbus Clouds sag heavily in the autumn sky
What diet do I follow to be light enough to fly?

 

© 2009 Toney Vega


Author's Note

Toney Vega
We alternated stanzas and I went first...

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Not sure if this would count as positive, but I like it regardless. And I looked up what a Cumulonimbus Cloud is!! :-P I didn't know and was curious. I love the line "What diet do I follow to be light enough to fly?" Definitely one of the coolest lines I've read.

Posted 9 Years Ago


impressive. i had to write a villanelle for a class a couple semesters ago, and it was by far my least favorite assignment. i enjoy reading them, sure, but i'm terrible at writing them.

that said, excellent imagery. i can envision everything as i read. it's sort of making me crave a big thunderstorm now. well done :)

Posted 9 Years Ago



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Toney Vega
Toney Vega

Richmond, VA



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I'm an 18 year old artist who specializes in music and writing. All of my writing centers around my life at the current moment as both a form of escapism and a way to face things that are bothering o.. more..

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