New poem for the new year, and a few photos to boot!
The poem I have for you is called "The Cipher of the Tooth Fairy". It began as a play on the idea of the Tooth Fairy having a code of conduct that must be abided by rigorously. It's rather cryptic and is meant to invite the reader to ponder. I very much enjoy the idea of questioning things we don't often question, and the very idea of the Tooth Fairy possessing a strict code of ethics is itself worthy of pondering, but many lines in the poem are meant to evoke the same activity. It's a rather old poem, written around the winter of 2008, and is reflective of my older style of writing. I consider it my pure form, one where the general gist of the poem is somewhat ambiguous, but the intended goal is rather a feeling, a sense of experience, a disposition. Here, it is cryptic, pompous, and uncomfortable, an extension of childhood folklore into a realm of matured fascination. I hope you enjoy it and continue to stop in periodically throughout the year.
I raise a toast to the death of 2011 and the birth of 2012. God bless!