I drop my torn-paper skin,
my mask of leaves.
Words fall away
one by one,
until I'm a peeled birch,
a burnished skeleton.
Like an uninhabited planet,
my silent face
seeks the sun.This poem first appeared in Graphic Poetry: A Wig-01 Project, an anthology of art and poetry collaborations, edited by Andrew Townsend and James Warfield of Wig-01, and published by Victionary. Each poem's text became part of an illustrated two-page spread.
I'll be reading this Friday at The Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY.
Slapering Hol Press Presents Second Fridays Cafe
at The Hudson Valley Writers' Center
Featuring poets Joshua Mehigan, Marc Straus and Christine Boyka Kluge
Friday, March 14, 2008
at 7:30 PM
Reading, Reception and Book Signing
I hope to see you there!
For directions and more detailed author information, visit the HVWC Web site.
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