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Monthly Archives: December 2008

In vino veritas

Should I flatter you with flowered phrases plucked from the lines of a thousand love songs? Should I prate lyrics about your graces, mope wanly, say where the heart belongs? Should I send flowers, buy chocolates, and drinks, try the games of chance, win carnival toys? Should I hurl myself toward maudlin brinks, in short […]

Friday Night

Dying moth dancers beat against the light as fat bass rhythms spill out of the bars, faces raised in hope tumble through the night Red eyed girls straighten their Friday night tights, cradle broken heart songs splayed on guitars. Dying moth dancers beat against the lights Boy-men drunk on heat and rum lurch, fall, fight, […]

Summer Storms

Don’t sing me songs of summer storms and sweat Or of passionate dances in the rain. Night time thunder makes me yearn to forget The soft voice murmuring soft love’s refrain. No soft winds tossing darling buds of May, Give me robust humbling green giants Upturning cars, peeling houses in play, A tossed scatter of […]