Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

Allegory and Apology

Richard King Perkins II

Allegory and Apology


Whenever we meet
it’s always a December waterfall

rhapsodizing beneath the smirk
of a moonlight princess.

It was fear that first put gods on earth,
masters we no longer
take time to believe in.

Across roadways recently desolate
we run
like agitated mysteries

and through the deep forest green
boughs of innocence burn.

Entering slowly into your absence

our unmade children
will become brilliant tyrants
and enslave most of the human race.

But we will love them anyway

and celebrate the gullibility
of the entire world.

All colors wait to be absorbed
by our creatures so luminous
sunlight is their persistent shadow.

I’m so sorry for this ongoing fiction
but the soft rain that falls
from me

into you

won’t do anything
to end your loneliness;

any easement is only temporary.