Category Archives: Poems
Does Anyone Beat Your Heart for You by Melissa S. Green | crossposted at Bent Alaska does anyone beat your heart for you — oh yes I know there are some who will quicken it or slow it at their … Continue reading
“She said But you’re weird! as if / to say a repetition of it would / impel me to remember / it was not to be treated as a compliment, / an identity, a friend.” A poem for National Poetry Month.
“He said that? you heard him? The bastard! / I used to love him. Some ways I still do… / but honey, don’t believe all you hear. / He can put it on Larry King Live, / he can write it up in the Bible / for every preacher to preach, / it’ll still be a goddamn lie….” A poem for National Poetry Month.
“When they told me who to put on the throne / I said, no, I will not be ruled. / The gods they showed me were tyrants
who displeased me with their judgments, / their injustice, yes, their cruelty.” — A poem for National Poetry Month.
Cirque is a literary journal for the North Pacific Rim edited by Anchorage poet Mike Burwell. My poem “Anchorage Oil Town Villanelle” is published in the Summer Solstice 2010 issue, which came out yesterday.
“She stands outside & in me, / a flicker beckoning / at the inmost limit of vision / where the blind spot is insufficiency / of self-knowing.” A poem in celebration of National Poetry Month.
‘A rip in the sky, a roar: / impact of a meteor — / shroud of iridium dust / on the dusk of Dinosaur.’ Two dinosaur poems in celebration of National Poetry Month.
‘We rocks, we trees will give rise to new words / when you are gone to dust and scattered shards.’ In celebration of National Poetry Month.