Poem By SIMON PERCHIK

Poem By SIMON PERCHIK * Louder! though what comes by has already withered and along a certain curve   your voice tapers off as the path bent over her shoulders spreading its flow into sunlight   now riverbank and whisper –you need two mouths now that every splash   smells from stones once it rises to the surface in that […]

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Poem By SIMON PERCHIK

Poem By SIMON PERCHIK * So you let the water boil as if you were not yet born and already breathing it   can barely make out the bubbles burdened by sunlight the way some ancient sea   struggles inside, hangs on to bells –it’s a battered pot, beaten and the dead who still ask why reefs   are needed […]

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Poem – By Simon Perchik

  Embedded and this statue still tightening its grip tries to revive the horse expects its crumbling reins to smell from leather and crowding –you squint   the way the general looks for a small thing encased in a season exactly where he left it   waits in the rain for your black umbrella to open make room for you […]

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Poem – By Simon Perchik

  Without a ripple this jetty full steam and though whales will clear their throat the gull can’t hear it’s next struts on bedrock that already twice a day surfaces spits out the cooling skim from molten iron and salt   –you dive into these rocks for more light, more lift and your feathers struggling with that first shriek that […]

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Poem By SIMON PERCHIK

Poem By SIMON PERCHIK * She wraps your limp the way the sun marks out its darkness and along the ground pours a small circle –you’ll make it back   she says, writes on a pad kept open how seabirds will call each other over and over force their feathers   though your shadow too has taken on that phase […]

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Poem By SIMON PERCHIK

Poem By SIMON PERCHIK   * Though there’s no leak your hand at every turn makes the adjustment takes hold the way this wrench   begins as mountainside, workable picked up and the pebble dragged off circles down, carving out her name   and from your mouth the stutter tighter, tighter –it’s all about the water isn’t it? a spill […]

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