Lee Ann Brown
So many people
advised me against you.
How glad I am
we could not resist.
Strong Poems. Beautiful Poems. Tough Poems. Poems w/ the F-word. Poems less frequent than before but no less kick-ass.
With a first line taken from the tv listings
A man is haunted by his father's ghost.
Boy meets girl while feuding families fight.
A Scottish king is murdered by his host.
Two couples get lost on a summer night.
A hunchback murders all who block his way.
A ruler's rivals plot against his life.
A fat man and a prince make rebels pay.
A noble Moor has doubts about his wife.
An English king decides to conquer France.
A duke learns that his best friend is a she.
A forest sets the scene for this romance.
An old man and his daughters disagree.
A Roman leader makes a big mistake.
A sexy queen is bitten by a snake.
By the Skin of Our Luck
I used to ride around in the hole
in your lapel. From there I could watch
the fires climb out of the dumpsters
and into the sky while you caught
cinders on your tongue like snow.
I felt safe when I figured out
what you actually wanted,
despite the odd aerosol can
exploding in the night behind us
and the pleasure of your hand
sometimes finding me though otherwise
you let me pretend I was hidden.
The sun followed us all the way
to Mallorca, as did the lone helicopter
that trails me to this day.
I don’t even hear it anymore
but I see what it does to the surface
of the water and your hair
and I’m sorry—you thought it was
your fault, didn’t you, all those years.
Dailier will be more dailier now that the site owner has returned from lavish travels and vain travails.
Watch this spot.