"1st Place Winner of the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period October-December, 2010. Read the full interview with Mr. Mantel here"--ed.
won't wanna Read
"Runner-up in the Open Community Poetry Contest for the period October-December, 2010"-ed.
From the nipple to the cigarette
From the bottle to the beer
From the garbled bubbles of infant communication-
To the loud vulgar words that spew today.
I am what I am.
originally published 2010
Stubb Earle’s got his strawberries again in Eden so we packed the freezer full of the perfect fruit, each small ruby bursting its sparks of sugar tart sweet, crimson blood juices over hands and faces.
The baby is soaked in rosy dribbles and laughing for more with joyful shrieks of strawbabies.