Wednesday, 25 August 2010



1. a tree or part of a tree held fast in the bottom of a river, lake, etc., and forming an impediment or danger to navigation.
2. a short, projecting stump, as of a branch broken or cut off.
3. any sharp or rough projection.
4. a jagged hole, tear, pull, or run in a fabric, as caused by catching on a sharp projection.
5. any obstacle or impediment.
6. a stump of a tooth or a projecting tooth; snaggletooth.
–verb (used with object)
7. to run or catch up on a snag.
8. to damage by so doing.
9. to obstruct or impede, as a snag does. grab; seize.
–verb (used without object) become entangled with some obstacle or hindrance. become tangled.
13.(of a boat) to strike a snag. form a snag.

How many tired ravens
Would it take to pull a snag?
How many broken wings?
How many broken dreams?
Too many nights spent
Worrying about chimeras
Grinding our wheels to a stand still.
Now you are looking away
Searching for another guardian angel:
Someone with un-torn wings,
Someone with un-torn dreams.
I remain standing by the road side
A lethal dust particle lodged in my teeth
Forcing the passing of a smile
Until lips start bleeding,
Attracting butterflies;
Ghoulish wings
Feeding on wishes.
I walk into the brook
All the way to the sea
My teeth secure around the snag.
I dare not fly any more.
The waves close
My darkest hour.

1 comment:

Stacy Hurt said...

i simply must read and re-read this. somewhere it's really touching me but (as all great poetry does) i can't pinpoint it exactly right off! i must sit with it awhile and do some searching, trying to figure it out. Thank you for the challenge