Friday, June 26, 2009

blues poem for the children of the world;cross my heart/hope to die

  • I GREW UP WITHOUT A FATHER/l said,lowering my eyes/she just looked through me/and asked if I WAS comfortable in my body.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

racism in thisworld/how misguided love turns to hate

a head game/interon-line the fear never has chance to rear it's head communication one partner bouncing off the other except me

on Father's Day/2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

GOING to Boston/ South Street / an exhibition of STOLLER 'S work

  • Plain City dolls and antiques / soup and crackers / kids in fancy van / truck stop / Christmas morn / cold potatoes / up high in river towns / always back to the highway / re/cess/ion hits/no soap / lamps with b
    / heat / real people / live / in real houses

1992/IN UNIVERSITY / A meeting with GWEN BROOKS

  • I never extended my love / nor did I BEND my neck in reverence/ I SHOULD HAVE / YOU / MISS BROOKS / GET INTO THE MEAT OF THE BONE OF LYRICS

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

unpublished poem/1980/Through the Birth of NAVAHJO

  • She marches to birth / like an execution set / fire/ the sun wound round the corner / the fire in your eyes turns to hate /. pushing/playing / praying/we sit in a circle /telling stories / how do we carry the children home/ with dirty faces / and muddy feet / waiting for the bread to rise/boosting / one last turn..