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Poems of the Month
Category Archives: Writing
I arrive at the 80s nightclub/wearing a black leather Continue reading
Words stamped down Placing bricks in mortar. Heavy lifting. But they say writing is the fun part. Editing is tricky, at risk of losing this voice to that one. Watch out for a takeover, rip off, erasure. Writing … Continue reading
I’m organizing people, tasks, plans at work and in my dreams. I’m living my work life twice, once awake and once asleep. Let me out! Walking down the street, I’m shucked as new corn – Exposed, raw, open. It’s New … Continue reading
Once sheltered, then
shown and shut in. Condemned.
Brando brute unmasks both raw
and hungry. His apartment, well
off the French Quarter, pokes
bets and constant craving. Lusting
after life and trading
on decency. Continue reading
tangle, entwine, clutch.
Life panting through
Mantou dashing under Crushing wave-bursts Spray, splash, spill Dash, dart, drill Pour open skin Shell-shock liquid glass Center silk quiet Gentle spectrum light Sigh hints of You. Bitten not dead. Open not empty. After the fall. Before the known. Found … Continue reading
Arched brow Continue reading