Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 22, 2015

Rust~by Paul F. Lenzi





once mighty

ostensibly durable

failing to stand

against time

against germinant

seeds of destruction

an impetus inborn

to self-mutilation

surrender to ticks

of atomic clocks

yielding covalent

corrosion in friable

blooms of uniquely

unusual beauty

eccentric in death

bearing dignity

under red ravage

of oxides a haunting

assertion that here

once ago was one

handsomely elegant

sleek lustrous life

blooms of uniquely

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