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— Word Poems
Poems containing the words vinegar, fossil, heedless, and embroider.
A black widow tats doilies across
my husband's eyes. Blind, he seeds
marigolds in the kitchen cupboards
the silence is worse
someone had scribbled purple
pencil crayon over the
wild-eyed man's face
From the Side Window
I can see a grove of bamboo trees.
When it drizzles, they shed their rust colors,
A Love Song for Leviathan
What we craved
was instant hugeness, rearing terrors,
something absolute without a shape
Love, Death, Etc.
I don't explain that there aren't any angels to consult, and that if there were, they'd hurl themselves like drunks onto the gleaming knives and spears of the spires below.
he liked peanut
butter, Botero women,
and standing right where
the 9.43 bus stopped
Christ arched his back in every corner,
while mezuzot stood erect in mine.
We shouldn't be scraping
young men off the streets
I bought charms from the old man
His hands trembledó
an epicenter of wreckó
as he gave me the bauble.
hessian walls swayed in the wind
floorboards stuffed with paper
kept hope out
Barbara De Franceschi