Poetry Blogs (contemporary)
Jason Bayliss on Proud men i know (two short poems for father's day) (1 hour ago)
we, the understated,
the lazily represented,
once the poetry
bends at the knee
in the gilded confines
it is another victory
swung the way
better, say we,
to be a person of interest
than acquiescent metrist
invited to tea
Sunday 10th November 2013 4:34 pm
On the island’s south side
a solitary town fizzes
like overloaded circuitry
on dark, motherboard hills.
Across a sticky, smooth-tiled walkway
an amusement arcade spills
a test of sexiness based on how clammy your palm is
and the hitting game.
You spin in coins so they register
on sensors worn numb.
A padded stump protuberates.
Sunday 29th July 2012 4:35 pm
Sunday 1st July 2012 10:58 am
It’s 1:30 am.
He takes me away from the others unpacking,
opens the front door to the first night
in our first home and squirts WD-40
over both hinges, explains
WD is water dispersal,
NASA concocted this stuff
to keep fields of rockets
from turning orange, then burnt umber.
He heard this on his pocket radio
cycling along blustery North London roads...
Tuesday 5th June 2012 8:54 pm
I can feel all of you writhing together
Pooling your heat
You are hot wires running through me
Electric as you cover
Your thin bodies wrapping themselves tightly
racing like wind to a wildfire
You are covering me in flame
Dangerous animals are fleeing these woods
as you turn figure eights
creating paths of orange and red
trails of yellow to b...
Thursday 12th April 2012 3:19 am
These days my body is filling up with light,
I can’t even help it
It’s happening without trying
There seems no room for darkness
My feet are extending
are growing ever
like a pair of tubers in rich soil
The universe is funneling itself through me
There is black hole forming ab...
Thursday 8th March 2012 10:58 pm
Thursday 23rd February 2012 8:48 pm
I am an underwater creature
much faster than yourself
I am smoothed out
by the waves
your words a thousand dull lead sinkers around my neck
I can not hear you here
Here, I belong to no one,
not even myself
In fact, I do not exist
There is tranquility in nothingness,
no need for oxygen
Thursday 23rd February 2012 6:13 am
Thursday 23rd February 2012 2:44 am
he is somewhere farther away than I have ever been
and I am fixed upon his expression
Wednesday 22nd February 2012 11:15 pm
Be my sugar
Monday 20th February 2012 7:38 am
Monday 20th February 2012 7:35 am
Pretty girl paints colors raw
Monday 20th February 2012 7:32 am
Monday 20th February 2012 7:30 am
Sometimes I change my mind,
Monday 20th February 2012 7:28 am
Monday 20th February 2012 7:25 am
Crystals cover the ground
They sky is covered in clouds
They say that white is the color of absence
Just like the caterpillars in the spring,
eating all the pretty leaves,
you in a swift second
stealing all the color from the sky.
Gorging yourself o...
Sunday 19th February 2012 8:42 pm
Sunday 19th February 2012 4:11 pm
The California warmth has left my bones.
Saturday 18th February 2012 3:45 am
and let me rise.
Or each glance I throw
will burn through you
like grapefruit acid
spit in both eyes.
I can no longer take the heat,
I am dissipating like the clouds that form each morning
above the Willamette River.
Each morning they are torn apart
and left to there own foolishness.
Soon I too will be an apparition
and you will be pawing at the early winter sky
with all your kitten love.
By the w...
Saturday 18th February 2012 3:39 am