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LOVE,
THAT BEWILDERED BABOON
                  THE STORY


Love, like a bewildered baboon, walked with elephantine dread
Love, like a bewildered buffoon, shot the elephant dead

Love shot, eyes glazed, elephants walked in a daze
Love botched, dead days, baboons lost in a haze

Love, like a denatured hourglass, watched time pass
Love, like a pasteurized lemon, soured with time

Love, like a lime, like cranberry snapps and grape jello
Love, never mind, it will never be better

than

Love, that bewildered baboon, walking with elephantine tread
Love, that bewildered baboon, snap crack shooting the elephant dead

Love shoots, is shot, is drunk, cannot walk straight,
is drunk, is a blazing blue funk

Love botches, love snatches, love catches rabies at night,
catches flight like a naked umbrella
its spokes useless
its fabric gone

Love shoots and botches

Love snatches the bewildered baboon

Love laughs like a raucous drunk, a buffoon

and then love leaves

like a lemon

sour to the last

Love leaves like a bewildered baboon, buffoon

curtsies, cracks, is gone

Love leaves like winter, like summer, like noon

is gone

Elsa
March 6, 2011
© copyright Elsa Schieder, 2011, all rights reserved


“So, do you understand that.”

“Of course. Easy. Love shot the elephant.”

“But why?”

“He was a bewildered baboon.”

“Huh?”

“You know, love hurts – with love,
everyone’s a bit of a bewildered baboon.”

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THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG

I've read poems in school.
Some were easy to understand -
how do i love thee, let me count the ways ...
Many were hard to understand,
and not only for me.

Modern poetry, modern love poems ...
there was something different.

It wasn't just that scanning and rhyming
were optional.

Somehow it took a long time to figure them out.

Those are the poems I learned were valuable.
Those were the poems I learned mattered.

And then I started, without wanting to,
to write things others defined as poetry.

I thought of them as word pieces,
as songs, as something or other -
but not as poems,
let alone stuff like modern poetry,
about love or death or whatever.

Then, today, I asked myself,
well, write one of those modern things,
try doing it and see what comes out.

This is what came out.
Probably it's still way too easy to understand.

It's my first stab at something intentionally
less than obvious.

Elsa
March 6, 2011

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MODERN LOVE POETRY

what is this thing,
modern love poetry?

modern love poems -
how are they different?
are they different?

love hurts poems -
those are as old as the hills -
nothing modern about poems
about love and hurt.

humorous love poems -
those are not all modern love poems?

and humorous love poetry -
there are as many kinds
of humor as there are kinds
of cheese

and then there is stuff that is cheesy -
which may be modern,
often is not

maybe it's that modern love poems
tell thing more aslant -
don't speak straight out.

could that be it?

then love like a bewildered baboon buffoon
is modern poetry about love

Elsa
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June 9, 2011
 © copyright - Elsa Schieder - 2011 , all rights reserved


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