i lie the locust, a villanelle 11-30-16

aka “abstraction is difficult and I haven’t written a poem in over a year”

i lie the locust in the honey tree
sip slow and sweetly soft the summer dew
i fly throughout your flowers honeybee

sun colors shade the earth speaks gravity
at once all that is old is also new
i lie the locust in the honey tree

in schizophrenic perfumed harmony
bright tilting planets wander into view
i fly throughout your flowers honeybee

what cares life’s discord with reality
the only honest thing here grows is you
i lie: the locust in the honey tree

don’t ask me to resign hyperbole
my words your world unable to construe
i fly throughout your flowers honeybee

all understanding lost to syncope
your sweetness on my tongue though surely true
i lie the locust in the honey tree
i fly throughout your flowers honeybee

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