Scourge of The Deadly Victoriana Pattern

a cool porcelain gleam
like silence

slowly creeps up the Chrysler
and along the sidewalks

it is creeping its cream
into the green oasis of Central Park

now following this slick gloss
rumblingly slithering beneath it is

The Deadly Victoriana Pattern

  of     dainty    pink
&    yellow   roses
&  chintzy  sprigs
& delicate fronds

Spiderman’s left foot is caught
in the mad avid advancing pattern

poor Spidey is amazed
on the side of The Empire State

trying and trying to tug free

from the sickening
niceness of the shapes

at the end

Spidey’s last web blasts out
across New York but forms

a vast dazzling daisy