Thursday, March 12, 2009

Adolescent

easily

taking a-
part

the resilient

soft
red
rubber
ball

to where

he finds
its hard

perplexing
core.


(First published in Poetry Salzburg Review #2, Winter 2001/2002)

1 comment:

  1. Good rhyme, adolescent / resilient.

    A very subtle poem, with good bounce, about the state of adolescence, which for many of us continues (especially with that hard perplexing core) long beyond the conventional boundaries of years that supposedly define adolescence.

    And, of course, the youth who destroys the ball to find out, perhaps, what makes it what it is, finds a nothing that has something of an answer.

    A fine Zambaras poem!

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