FIBONACCI POEMS

By | October 30, 2006 | archive, creative

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Shyness

Fish
dive
deeply,
mouths agape,
fins proud and ragged,
filtering the oceans apart
until shimmer-hooked and then flopping in boat bottoms,
when gills heave, gasp, drowning in air; eyes glaze like dropped
    marbles, clouded and cracked, but holding.

Ego

She
will
nod as
you pass her
and you both will know
you are young and raw, half-bitten,
spitten in disgust like fruit picked before its season.

Heaven

Dead
leaves
jump back
on the trees,
a reverse whirlwind
and an impossible sunset
seeking their origins, the life from whence they came.

About shelleybatts

Shelley Batts is a Neuroscience PhD candidate at the University of Michigan and the Kresge Hearing Research Institute. In a previous life, she attended the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC for Creative Writing, and was an editor of the undergraduate\'s (New College of Florida) lit mag \"New Collage\". Read more at her blog at http://scienceblogs.com/retrospectacle