Friday, September 11, 2009

AT THE POETRY READING


AT THE POETRY READING

In the chapel, a murmur of poets 
avert their gaze from a writhing god 
nailed to the cross, & between poems,
they religiously applaud and slap 
the mosquitos & midges whining 
for blood revenge on sweaty skin. 
The poet laureate thanks them, 
leaves their minds itching.


9/2009 La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara
rev. 7/13

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