Poems of the Week

25 May

THREE POEMS BY MICHAEL O’BRIEN

Confetti

vernacular
rain

Jeez
Sheesh

Multiscam
Pisces Meatball

sleepers
loosies

Melon Cola
Techni Cola

Da Costa Demolition

precip
coma toes

Ephemera

driving into the
sunset, the bright
cars, the vapor
trails’ bright scars

in low grass the
spiders’ pavilions

plastered to the
wall a tiny
moth, batwings
intricate as footnotes

Some of the Days

so much sleep
poured into a
vessel it can
hold no more

days without traction, their
dream-jukebox, over the
bones of sleep where in flood
the river rewrites itself

calm lake whereon
boat of the breath

*from Sleeping and Waking, Flood Editions, 2007

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