Saturday, April 15, 2017

the gosnold scenario

the general sent us

there were reports of pineapples
and palm fronds growing in

and rumors of suspicious glistening
puddles after heavy rain

so we came here to take a look

asking around we discovered
the locals have been harvesting

the foreign produce and selling it
at import prices to local markets

the colors in the puddles
after heavy rain have yet

to been harnessed for wealth

when asked about the puddles
half will tell you they exist

while the other half will deny
the reality of such fantasies

as if reality itself were at stake

we got no where with our investigation
until the scientists got samples

of the unusual fruits and grasses
and we stayed for the rain ourselves

afterwhich half of us saw the
glistening colors, and half of us

denied it completely

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