Friday, October 30, 2015

**Poem: Halloween, Poughkeepsie**

Halloween, Poughkeepsie

Leaping North Clover in a single bound,
Orion my tormentor is back,
flashing his dainty diamond ankle
over the failing vines next door,
smelling of old jam and wasted leaves,

leaping over brick and brawn,
candlestick phone poles,
collegiate headlights,
neon logos tattooing the dark.

Orion my tormentor is back
to bump the gooses up,
turn sunsets to fiery teas,
bundle my velvet in a
cloak of impatience,
huddle a swaddle of snap
around bare ruby feet.


No comments: