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March 12, 2010

poem: old man brontosaurus

by sven at 7:00 am

Here are the origins of that brontosaurus the walrus was chatting with…

old man brontosaurus

old man brontosaurus
i have never seen
an elephant
not in this neighborhood

you've stayed with me
all these years like
death, a roommate
surly, whom i live with

but old brontosaurus
my footsteps in yours
following on hot summer
sidewalk, you're

a kind companion
to sit in upholstered chairs
with, slowly chinwagging
about yesterday's newspaper
over drinks

all the children wish
they were Rex the king
but i, as i melt in the sun
i would be a brontosaurus

December 31, 2008

posted by sven | March 12, 2010 7:00 AM | categories: poetry