Eight: Honesty (poem)

      Honesty   Honesty become a tool of abuse Your hands pumping frankness up your neck-strings, mottling your frozen features with lifelike mantling, roseating from your mammoth pores Soon As, from your salesman’s case you pull nothing Saleable to the present state But bandy, as a bandwidth manipulator Your loutish telling of your […]

A Small Exchange (poem)

      A Small Exchange   A small exchange between the gutter and the feet Wet hosiery and someone letting off corrosive mirth And so having blocks to go She felt uncondoled I mourn with you among strangers Waiting for a split head to hiss out the steam That boils it The curiosity of […]

Collared (poem)

      Collared   How did he become the man who barked like a dog? Immersed in the grit and manure and rot of his role Tackled by a brave few hitherto hidden A meeting hastily convened in a garret On hands and knees in mudcaked trousers He shelters like a cur behind the […]

Eight: Refutation (poetry series)

      refutation   because every vice wears thin, vice and fame every fame makes damned the what she eats and what she wears and what’s she doing? Standing there at the window looking She looks at men who stare because we treasure leavings leave treasures fast maturing up next, another failure-fetish-failure in vicarity […]

Haunts (poem)

      Haunts   Start at the threshold alive to American anonymity the subject steps reeling inches of play onto a leash Wretched elder of small dogs with matted fur, combing of will argue for the owner no more sympathy than neglect Rage like Lear if he were less the white patriarch Sodden and […]

The Loath of Oilty (poem)

      The Loath of Oilty   You, the undersigned Sacrifice your present ha ppiness for future winnings The future is the be st place for be ach combings and the shaking out I saw the shine Of a crushing double blood Macchiato lime twist with a cinnamon stick Moonbeam Bearing heavy on the […]

Resolved (poem)

      Resolved   How to have human conversation. Begin with a medium of exchange. When we last spoke on the phone; when I received your email. Introduce a subject of exchange. You had mentioned a plan to. You had been having difficulty with. You had informed me that. B, the one inquired of, […]

The Lengthy Story (poem)

      The Lengthy Story   A traveler who for an empty purse Casts danger as she must, in its most lifelike role This predator will wear his tightest clothes As a speck on a zooming sedan’s horizon Best she dart into scrub and vanish She does They are so many of them alone […]

Haunt of Thieves (part four)

      Haunt of Thieves Part Four   Ravens hear the trembling gong’s alarm Harbinger of rolling earth Far away as yet but coming near (Birds of the air may take to flight Men and cities cannot do) Souls they carry heavenward, on each feather tip The lost descends to touch in parting A […]

Apprehensively (poem)

Posted by ractrose on 10 Mar 2021 in Art, Poems

      Apprehensively   Everything was bet that day on ends Still his mind hedged with a handbook He had created through practice, of devil’s arcana He disliked the internet, but learned its self-delusion… not what can be, but is aspired to the great and wealthy totter on a temple tiered to the heavens […]