Such Is Life (poem)

      Such Is Life   The dream, a side effect Always asking ears be lent at waking times Ugly invest, imp of intent Garnish that thought, the sufferer selfcounsels Such is life, each become a theme Each devoid of rallying, or selfemployed, as is at broadcasting The dream, a side effect, now DNA […]

Eight: King’s Bishop (poem)

      King’s Bishop   How’s the latest hoodwink? That a good word, hoodwink? You like it? So it comes from olden times, highway robbery Stagecoaches, powdered wigs Stand and eat liver, that the phrase? [laughs] And warned him with her death You think I’m nuts, what’s he talking about? You don’t know that […]

Tea Leaves (poem)

hectored overcoat   body appeal lack of body appeal becomes a safety feature makeover success to lie in the subject’s future topicless conversations never a danger bright times ahead console against failure brakes read the feel of the brakes read as tampered I am managing this ice for you spoke the car’s computer please rest […]

Of Use: Seventh Allied Forces

      The Folly Allied Forces         Of Use   To a life of unkind treatment Toast a prayer— any person with a heart As to Krug it can’t matter, who you are where   He had not had a father Stray girls are placed in homes to bear the sufferings […]

Bride to Be (part fourteen)

Posted by ractrose on 28 Dec 2021 in Art, Poems

      Bride to Be (part fourteen)    Not much past the sun’s departure Evenings of late winter grow too chill For outdoor fires and cloaks of fur Bodies huddled close on couches Where murmured stories ebb and the call of hunting wolves From dens at fall of dark in single file Emerge, and […]

Clarify Me Anointer (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 20 Dec 2021 in Art, Poems

      Clarify Me Anointer   clarified lay the becoming way the motorcycle ahead under a sudden crossroads billboard uplit in LED the driver recalled when they’d complained or reading that complaints existed a runner pants in his periphery a towel flapping from the shorts reads FUND ME distant from connecting arteries wanting to […]

Take Your Place (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 13 Dec 2021 in Art, Poems

      Take Your Place   A man believes he is Christ He searches job hunt danglings and wonders Why no one advertises for a savior He should begin by restoring life If metaphor would arrive to be interrogated If walking over bridges every day Might tempt the devil to send a faltering heart […]

Jumping Off: Sand (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 4 Dec 2021 in Art, Poems

      Sand   doll-forms at craft shops bald sightless blockheads you should watch tutorials on airbrushing rose    into cheeks think of a doll for every ethnicity the minefield mechanics of noticing shades     of blush Populate a scheme to become a catalogue name with burials in a fold and tab-together box they were smoothed […]

The Culture (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 24 Nov 2021 in Art, Poems

      The Culture   We are important Our three-letter alphabet Constructs our limited language The gravitational center Draws our attention-seeking message The message is I am important Yet you don’t know me   On an oxbow The current passes A fallen tree, submerged At a cross-angle, green murky-brown Depths, hot from the sun […]

Rapunzel (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 20 Nov 2021 in Art, Poems

      Rapunzel   Everyone, Rapunzel says Waylaying her latest swain Surprising at the tomb-still cottage gate his hesitant approach Has a milieu, I wanted mine To be more than that of witch’s hostage Bound in a tower room Do you want to know the truth? I winnowed seeds where the birds had crapped […]