The Coil
The Coil
Jul 3, 2016 · 2 min read

Poem by Cetoria Tomberlin

Monday: clear sailing.
Smelled kryptonite and
decided against breakfast.
We played dominoes while
the sky rained goose feathers.

Tuesday: siberian boudoir.
Southern phoenixes played
queen’s violet in my hair
all night. Had to wash it
twice with spiced rum.

Wednesday: bali sand.
There is a stately gargoyle
outside my window. I fed
him smoked turquoise once.
His name is Napoleon.

Thursday: pastoral firebush.
The whole world sounds
like it’s undersea blue, but I’m
certain we ate roasted peppers
for lunch with romaine tea.

Friday: featherbelle white.
Went sky diving in a
cotton field. The crackling blue
lady from Regatta Bay didn’t
notice the stolen huckleberries.

Saturday: sapphire dragonfly.
My ballerina slippers have a Cajun
accent while Beethoven hums.
I wonder if he kept a talisman
so he could see when stars glow.

Sunday: still waters.
There’s no one to blame for a
neurological phenomenon, starch
coats whisper in shades of granite
about cyclical progress.

Cetoria Tomberlin is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Northwest Georgia. She received her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Berry College. Her work has previously appeared in , , , , and online at and . She is also a book reviewer for .

Poem originally published on 4/20/15

The Coil

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