Saturday, September 12, 2015

Midnight Gape

Midnight Gape


Legacy... leathery chestnut eyes

amid flickering candles....

You come to mind:
shaggy-feathered owl.

A generality of heydays
bleeds to a monochromatic blood-pool.


It's so easy to quote the sixties

from the pallor of Vogue girls...

(Idealized love poems
are for stucco hearts.)

throwback rock babes
explicit with whipped cream eggs.

Midnight Gape is included in Red Shuttleworth's collection of poems from the summer 2015 fire season in Washington State, Woe to the Land Shadowing (Humanitas Media Publishing, 2015), available on Amazon:

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