Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Odes to VA

Sky Writing

Sky blue
water towers
don't lie.

Danville, VA
is a world class

It is practically
written in the
sky by God.

Dick Cross

Who Owns the Hands

that wishes "WASH ME"
Autographs paper chests
How dirty are they?

Low shoulders.
Dangerous curves.
Rear entry.
Safety words.

of Virginia
is less titillating
with the lights
of day on.

Rippled, cracked,
and hopelessly grey
her body is surrounded
by an orgy of
hallow brittle bones
standing bare, erect,
and motionless as if
they fell asleep
penetrating her
upon the backs of trucks

with inky uneven nipples

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Shortest Distance

A naked body
in the center of your road;

I am a dash
to your extended line

that stretches indefinitely
in opposite directions.

"It's a Perfect Day, Isn't It?"

I agreed.

"I've worked hard all my life.
It was time for me to slow down
so I sold my car a few months back
and now I take the bus
or walk places
like brunch here on Sundays."

He raised his cane from the bench
a tapped the sidewalk one.
His wooden exclamation point
ended our exchange.

I walked home.
But more slowly
that I had I left it.

Thursday, June 16, 2011