Friday, October 22, 2010

When Billy Collins' heart jumped through his chest and out the window

Bursting through his chest,
his heart leapt backwards after the runaway cottage
only to be struck by the galloping white fence.

Following fiercely behind,
the tractor, basset hound and water-tower—
all facing backwards—
sparing the slightest second,
too, slammed into the mess.

Lucky for him, this accident occurred
past the frame of his commuter-train window.
But that didn’t stop the courthouse from flying by
aiming, he somehow knew, for where the others had met.

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