Saturday, May 12, 2012

New Poetry: The Destruction Loops (Part 3)


in my nightstand, talismans
for each disaster:

     sweet grass from a cherokee lover

     my fifth grade teacher's
     handwriting, days before her death

     blackened bundle of sage, saint
     michael, stolen wiccan's compact.

turning in my hand like liars'
     turning thrum
     of placebo.  i am

     a beggar when it comes
     to life. i take

     whatever rope of vapors
     comes my way.


The Skirted Wordsmith said...

I love this! I have always been fascinated by the power certain objects can have if we just decide that they are meaningful. Very nice!

SteveD said...
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SteveD said...

Powerful stuff, these Loops. I'm assuming they're yours. Though I haven't read my friend Susan Yount's newly released chapbook yet (just got it yesterday), what I remember of her "Catastrophe Theory" poems remind me of your work. Plus, there aren't many better titles than "Destruction Loops" and "Catastrophe Theory."

May 30, 2012 12:32 PM