Today's poem is by Jon Wilkins
Words leapt from your mouth then
like a gymnast on the moon. You were so
lively and full of pockets.
The light in Massachusetts
tricks the mind, but I know
how we were both in love
with a fickle girl who existed,
and how the desert heat
whirled around her body like an
exploding diesel engine. Never
have I known such happiness.
Copyright © 2011 Jon Wilkins All rights reserved
from Transistor Rodeo
The University of Utah Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission
Support Verse Daily
Sponsor Verse Daily!
Web Weekly Features
About Verse Daily
Submit to Verse Daily
Copyright © 2002-2011 Verse Daily
All Rights Reserved
Copyright © 2002-2011 Verse Daily All Rights Reserved