“Ladder Rungs”
8:40 PM 4/4/2011

Twisting, twirling, binding rope
Knotted, frayed, and lacing
Hair and beads and curling
Stripes and hoops and loops
Orange, brown, and speckled gold
Cream and mocha, red and bold
Stretched and twined, magnified
Taut and bent, swirled behind
Rusted, hanging, clinging, stacked
Wooden, metal, hard concrete
All suspended, pending beat
Angled, slanted, posed and spread
Lounging, swaying, nearly dead