Tag Archives: April is Poetry Month

Planet Gentry

Planet Gentry   Your language Is locked tighter than a filing cabinet Full of documents with many clauses Strict and tidy conversations with important pauses Where the feelings ought to be You are the king of the letter C, for … Continue reading

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Night’s Dominion

Night’s Dominion   The sky turns hazel over the desert Insulting the day with green bruises The rocks are pink above gray And a single hawk cruises overhead Watching the sun sink As if it had over stayed its welcome … Continue reading

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Living Stereo

Living Stereo   Purse woman Strolls Current as cement Crushes my ears On one side Spells madness But heart strings The whole sequence Clangs melody In the invisible Spray of molecules Broken into By past challenges The dust triumphs The … Continue reading

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Keep Me Up

Keep Me Up   Your voice woke me From a dream of ghosts Who were turning out the lights Thank you For all the ways you bring me back to life   Sometimes I live deeply Into places that are … Continue reading

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Lambskin

Lambskin   Long and tapered Fingers Bony and elegant Warm And dark in tone Full of energy And movement Each finger articulate Expressive Of itself The whole hand moving Lifting And twisting the leather strap On a small —no— Infinitesimal … Continue reading

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Go On

Go On   Here I am, basket and case Some wicker figure with a painted face There you are lighting the match Hoping to create or destroy it Hoping the fire will catch   I really am made of straw … Continue reading

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Such Beauty

Such Beauty   Such beauty in this empty Eden All safety, no freedom   I do not cry when I look back I do not see the colors Only the slackening future Losing its shape Before me After me A … Continue reading

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