Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Dragonfly



Winged duty since dawn
The wait continues past noon,
years in insect lives.
Does he wish for a cigarette
to pass the time?

Does he imagine a sweet morsel
buzzing in the breeze?
Does he imagine a separate entity
seeking its own prey?
Or simply the necessity of hunger
for a single drop of blood,
a microgram of flesh and lace.

Or does he imagine, while waiting,
more complex diversions,
Clouds of delicacies,
Hovering in the shadows,
The ecstasy of slender bodied demoiselles
dancing in the weeds,
dinging his praises.

He lights another cigarette,
Waiting still, in silent anticipation
Before acknowledging another slow day,
Clinging to the car antenna,
like a faded flag.
Waiting for, perhaps another hour
before leaving,
Nothing, but an empty husk.


– Russell Rosander


From Kinsberg, CA Russell Rosander is an artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico. His works were featured in The Art Show at the Louisiana Museum of Art in Humlebaek, Denmark and elsewhere. Russell's art graces the cover of Take Two: Another Bar None Anthology as well as being a co-founder of the Bar None Group and a contributor of poetry and art to both Bar None Group anthologies.