Moment of Glory

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God grabs a handful of reeds

to relieve an itch in his nose


lifts the emerald bundle to

inside his nostrils lined with gold 


scratches them up and down

‘til his ticklish urges subside


pulls the straws out half-dipped

like fence paint dripped and dried


their marshy roots dangle

in fish-scented air


God pushes’m back to the muck

swamp stills to a mirror


reeds dote over

their golden reflections


new bodies adored  

despite imperfections


blonde blends to caramel to emerald

telling their snotty story


straws strut in the breeze

reminiscing their moment of glory



© Candice Reineke 2020



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