One Poem by Martha Landman

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

Yellow Science

Errant molecules don’t make a necklace
as two swallows don’t make a summer.
Look at the signs —
the cat on the table holds a bottle
with its tail, prevents it from falling
onto the dog underneath.
The X-sign repeated in mischievous
curtains, holds a warning, forbidden
for what reason? This isn’t theatre.
For all the animals in the room,
on the curtains, there are no people.
Criss-cross, zigzag, no matter
which way you look at it —
errant molecules don’t make a necklace
as two swallows don’t make a summer.

 

Martha Landman lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She has previously contributed to Nine Muses Poetry.

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