Reading Starlight with One Eye like Creeley

By CA Conrad CA Conrad
hearing all bells at
                              once instructs the final exhale
                              Camelot in thimble of  the gods
                              Marilyn Monroe’s ambulance
lost on the way to the palace of  temperament
a branch of government for the magical arts
                              punch wall of forest for
                              an oaken
                              desk
                              another dream we
                              needed agitating the
               sentence as it rows across a
               newly destroyed heart folding
               following tormenting one another
                              we were all once young and
                              beautiful squandering everything
                              it’s what we came here to do
                              cut off engines to the child
                              registering disposition of the
                              cat in the dark as the
                              size of the darkness

Source: Poetry (October 2013).

Biography

CA Conrad is the author of five books including A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (2012) and The Book of Frank (2010), both from Wave Books.

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SUBJECT Living, Life Choices, Time & Brevity, Arts & Sciences, Poetry & Poets, Social Commentaries, Popular Culture

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