keith kusterer

Original poetry set by another composer (Jeffrey Levin) 'LEFT FOR CONNECTION' (2010)

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LEFT FOR CONNECTION (2010) 

poetry (in 3 parts) by Keith Kusterer

I. 




Reasons to stay


Still,


a good one


goes




far.





Staring at the sun, 


I become


centered


and wash away


in a blinding trust



 




The hand


of a neighbor


is cupped 


in a downpour


lifted up


high through the air


catching vapored tears


as rainfall

 

II.


 


The virile headstone


fit as faux


reveals the recession,


a hair past prime


 


Decided, has the day


to part with toupee


and tip to the mark


of lady time



 


Tucking in the feathers


of a broken wing,


Highly eased by a planted flock


The dreaded lift-offs remain


a season shy



 


Burrowing begins,


nest needs chosen,


webs spat then spun


Woven are the threads


of many heads,


factoring to the matter


of one.

III.


 


An empty hall


of a hundred years,


its many acts had


and curtains call


“Patina, Patina,


she is here”



 


Be-


sides


a


less sharpened


de-


tail.



 


Faint traces


of penciled erases


shadow the script


Their story


unique to the rest,


freed of frozen issue


and permanent press.