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— Word Poems
Poems containing the words geranium, squall, skull, and levitate.
I am sorting through a cupboard of skeletons:
the giving flesh I used to touch has fallen away
Penelope Scambly Schott
He Brings Flowers
I know about the sun's weighty
gifts, how tulips close each evening like a prayer's palm
eve's new mouth
Michaela A. Gabriel
I once watched a peach
fall and crack into
a beautiful wet smile
I have heard it softer than the song of a single flycatcher
When languid fish hang in the shaded places under rocks
And the land gives up its cache of water in sips
Anthropology in the Waking Night
Here the air and the cheeses are famous,
the beach chairs are blue,
the shutters are pastel
The incident happens so suddenly
it almost doesn’t
To the Bag Lady of Yonge Street
Policemen on horseback feel their animals shiver
And fear to know why.
That's when, my neighbors say, she sliced off
Her ears bit by bit, leaving them at the apartment door.
I have things to tell you
that will not wait
Michelle Beth Cronk
Childhood's Recurring Dream
You wear power lightly, a sheathe of light
like a leaf touching time.
The snow is soft and merciless. The neighborhood
was taken over, while we slept, in nauseated fits.
J. Elyse Kihlstrom
In that city, they name
houses, they actually do.
The man on stage rolled a quarter
across his knuckles, silver
climbing over skin