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My second book of poetry. These were written in 2015, revised periodically since. The themes expand into interests I felt cowed about at first . . . but I have well decided that “do’s and don’ts” advice about poetry can’t influence my choices. This book marks the end of an early nature phase, and my settling into the political and social commentary I began with, in my imperfect first efforts found in The Nutshell Hatches (which still contains a handful of “best ofs”). Beast charts a real path upwards in my work, and offers several favorites.¬†
Buy on Amazon, 70 pages, paperback, 6.00 US dollars.
 

 

The new look at the end of a lengthy war
A smattering of seed pearls falls from the bodice
like a cloudburst
And artfully torn are the missing parts
from the overlay of netting
Enter a plea, you have been shattered by the glass door

(from “Largo”)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Poor Belabored Beast text and image of sorceress poem Choose Without Knowing

 

The Poor Belabored Beast text and image of hanging fruit poem The Trespass of Two A.M.

 

 

 


Contents


 

Music to the Silent Spirit
Choose Without Knowing
Opportunity
On Dry Land
Divinity
Mystery
Abdication
You Have an Enemy
Night Bird
Spinning on Earth
Hypnotic Pulse
And Wait
That I Know
Repoussé
Drum of Equinox
Meeting of the Minds
Beauty
Clarity of Birth
Whalesong
Gravity Hold the Moon
The Swimmer
Phantom
The Flat Aspect
Watch Yourself
All He Knows
The Girls Ride the Bus
Landholders
Pull Back the Camera
All Things Loosely…
The Tunnel
Transposed
Amygdala
He Offers the Name of Jonah
The Tick of a Second Hand
Collared
Blooming
Foot Shock
Thank You Not
Guillotine
The Imbecile
The Charistmatic Leader
The Trespass of Two A.M.
Quid pro fauxbia
Teaching and Learning
Open Up
Trouble the Pawn
Largo
Teaching English
Dust
Doubt
Mercy
The City
The Tail of a Meteor
Where Fashion Sits
The Leopard
Now Trust
Cenotaph
Tolling Clocks and Candles
Caught Alone
Her Bid for Freedom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Poor Belabored Beast text and image of walking figure poem Doubt

 

 

Jumping Off

 

If Only Others
Note of Glass
Aground
Male and Female
That You Love
Overcast
Not a Living Thing
What Would I Do
Into Water
Crumbs Enough
Red God White Sun
Push
Switch
Flame

 

 

 


 

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