Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two Poems by Travis Laurence Naught

Everyone Needs Sustenance

Monkeys muddle bananas into necessary truth smoothies
By gnashing their teeth together

Grinding the unpeeled fruit until juices start to seep out
From both puncture holes in the skin
And natural seams separating from the pressure
Of being chewed and squished by capable hunters

Who are only trying to survive
And better understand the world through natural fulfilment


Lion with the golden mane event scheduled
be wary of the animalistic pride
stalking in the near high grass
planted there by bowling pin king
of the inner city jungle with its own ecosystem.

Drop timing to be executed with justice
expertly handed down the ladder
until fire truck extended rungs span the gap
over heads on lesser beings
between predator and prey the real fight exists.

Fighting tooth and nail gun battles
rage throughout the lighted flame blaze
sparking interest among nearby creatures
ready to flee the scene at a moment's notice
because proud victors all flaunt their dominance.

Travis Laurence Naught is a poet who happens to be a quadriplegic wheelchair user. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Eastern Washington University in 2005. His poetry memoir, The Virgin Journals, was released by ASD Publishing in 2012. More individual poems by Travis could be found in print (RiverLit, Northwest Boulevard, Empirical Magazine and more) and online ( http://www.deadmansreach.com, http://49writers.blogspot.com, http://www.pyrokinection.com/ and more). You can follow his daily update page online at www.facebook.com/TravisLaurenceNaught

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