A Day of Fate

A Day of Fate
By: Halifax
I shared a birthday with Anne Sexton.
Three of us had Spanish olives and mare’s milk outside the city.
After, we watched a witch wand a six-inch tall pervert.
She was killing him with his fondest wish.
My sister was invited but she didnt show.
I played our music anyway and Minnaloushe danced.
Pluto stalked the shadow that danced with her.
The two soon spat and fought and made mad kittens in the grass.
The picnic done, we waved our friend goodbye.
Anne drove home in her own car.
I took the damp pervert to a shelter
And called to see if my sister was alright.

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  1. The Cat and the Moon
    The cat went here and there
    And the moon spun round like a top,
    And the nearest kin of the moon,
    The creeping cat, looked up.
    Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
    For, wander and wail as he would,
    The pure cold light in the sky
    Troubled his animal blood.
    Minnaloushe runs in the grass
    Lifting his delicate feet.
    Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?
    When two close kindred meet,
    What better than call a dance?
    Maybe the moon may learn,
    Tired of that courtly fashion,
    A new dance turn.
    Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
    From moonlit place to place,
    The sacred moon overhead
    Has taken a new phase.
    Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils
    Will pass from change to change,
    And that from round to crescent,
    From crescent to round they range?
    Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
    Alone, important and wise,
    And lifts to the changing moon
    His changing eyes.
    — William Butler Yeats (inspiration?)
    Minnaloushe: “He whose pupils change with each phase of the moon.”
    Hey, I was gonna write a poem called ‘Sex with Anne Sexton’ in which i was a pervert…you must be on similar wavelength. That’s why i say ‘hey man nice shot! What a good shot, man…’

  2. There are five works that serve as inspirations for this poem. Each is embedded as a “hidden” link in the poem.
    Similar wavelength indeed. Two days after I submitted this you mentioned Anne Sexton in a comment.

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