We have lately become enthusiastic
over shifting shapes, over elastic
splashes, splotches, scribbles. The world is plastic,
after all. Events trend toward the drastic.
Monastic trends toward the orgiastic.
Ecclesiastic trends toward the bombastic.
Our daily discourse ever more sarcastic,
our ploys and machinations more gymnastic.
Skip the theories and analyses scholastic.
Sing your heart out, trip the light fantastic.
Editor's Note: The image shown is a substitute. The poem was inspired by Laelie Berzon’s painting, Elastic Heart (2014). Click here to view it: http://laelieberzon.com/elastic-heart/
Antonia Clark, a medical writer and editor, has also taught poetry and fiction writing and is co-administrator of an online poetry forum, The Waters. She is the author of a poetry chapbook, Smoke and Mirrors, a full-length poetry collection, Chameleon Moon, and the forthcoming collection, Dance Craze. Her poems and short stories have appeared in numerous print and online journals, including 2River View, Cortland Review, Eclectica, Innisfree Poetry Journal, The Pedestal Magazine, and Rattle. Toni lives in Vermont, loves French picnics, and plays French café music on a sparkly purple accordion.
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