Thursday, May 16, 2013

"Cardinality and Clock Mending" is up at Burlesque Press

my poem, "Cardinality and Clock Mending" has been published by New Orleans Burlesque Press.

Cardinality and Clock Mending

If I could paint the tempestuous nature of siren calls
and the burden of the beast in mind,
how silently you slept so still on holiday
in the blue-bloated skin of the sea—
the door unbolted those seven days
I searched, so sure you were here, just away.
Mornings of absence in oscillations without
pale dawn, waking gossips between moon and sea
are those same allures I swear you heard.
When I brush my teeth thinking:
Undead. Undead. Undead
there are moths in the mouth you left behind.

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