ISSN 2371-350X

JANUARY POETRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purity

By

Anthony Desmond

 

 

 

 

I’ve seen plenty a men

 

Torn limb from limb

 

Like a traumatized soldier

 

At the end of a war

 

No matter the outcome

 

I’ll always be the loser

 

A never ending game of

 

Russian roulette

 

Followed by a shot of

 

Cheap vodka

 

To loosen the steady

 

Of my happy trigger finger

 

Like trying to piss

 

Without using my hands

 

And wondering who’s

 

Gonna clean up

 

This bloody mess

 

I’ve left behind

 

I can only hope

 

To God that I’m

 

Stricken with Pica

 

And enjoy the taste of bullets

 

 

 

Mute

By

Anthony Desmond

 

 

 

Bold Zulu God
In my dreams
I see flesh dripping
Like candle wax
Coating my tongue
Like white chocolate
It sticks to the roof
Of my mouth
So I can’t form words
Instead
I use my eyes and within them
You see sign language
Of the heart
Speak

 

 

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7 Responses to “JANUARY POETRY”

  1. Tasha says:

    Lovely poetry from a lovely poet. Thanks for this colorful sharing. It does make the mind tingle and twinkle! Warm wishes, Tasha

  2. Bob says:

    Nice publication and my friend Laura LaVeglia Grillo makes it even better, she is a great writer.

  3. laura laveglia says:

    thank you for the exciting opportunity featuring two of my poems in your distinguished magazine.
    I was so happy to see my name and poems!

    Many of the poems I have read on your site are just fabulous.
    What a bunch of talented poets!!!!

    Best Regards,
    Laura LaVeglia

  4. John McLaughlin says:

    Remarkable sizzle! Two widows? A widow and widower?

  5. Shari LeKane-Yentumi says:

    Dear Simon, thank you for sharing this perspective that has long awaited its say, especially in poetic format as you have done so beautifully.
    – Shari

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