Day 7/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170807)

with that casual glance
over your shoulder
i should have wondered….


Want to read more? You can. My poem she’s no betty grable is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page.

This prompt is brought to you by the wonderful Pleasant Street whose site Are You Thrilled never disappoints. You need to head over there and listen to her purr some of her poems. You really will be thrilled.

That’s seven days out of thirty under the old belt-a-roonie. That means there are twenty three left. And I got some open spots. Go to Tupelo Press’ Project 30/30 page for more details.

an elegy to desire (20170403)

here lies lust
whose blood has
turned to rust
decaying bones
a powdered dust

remember the fire
in his veins
bore you higher
than any snow-capped
mountain spire

what an art
was seduction
the saddest part–
he had no
beating heart


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Day 3

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titans (20160728)

there were titans once
hecatonchir with fifty heads
and one hundred arms each

if i had one hundred arms
i would never stop
embracing you

if i had one hundred hands
i would want all five hundred fingers
tracing circles on your skin

if i had fifty mouths
fifty pairs of lips
would kiss you

if had had fifty tongues
each would whisper
my love to you

all the titans are gone
and i have only two hands
and one mouth

i hope it is enough
though you deserve