Three Monkeys Online

A Curious, Alternative Magazine

Special Effects

By John Doyle

And the fireflies wheel lassos
around the castle
the pine-trees make
widescreen, the spaces of adjacent arch
and the indeterminacy of summer air
whispers Tuareg from its desert sojourn
joined dots of insects, a blanket
quilted on river’s edge
the resulting kaleidoscope might be
might wage battles, the wingspans cannot fight
the intermittent moments
the trout’s semi-circle ascent
gobble a flapping clock
the bite explodes the numbers
swallow time itself whole