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Dark Tales from Gent's Pens

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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2020

I IMAGINE IT’S GOODBYE

 

by David Spicer

 

 

Anytime you want me to listen,

believe I’ll be next to you any dawn,

carrying a coffee to your bed, or anything you

desire me to present you with my hands of love.

Elephants could roar and I wouldn’t hear them,

fleeting as they are. I hope I deserve your duende,

grace that mesmerizes me under the morning moon.

Hear me, elusive woman who lives in her interior,

inside you are cities I’ve never seen.

Join me when I ask you to view

kaleidoscopic worlds only we see,

listen to my breath, breathe with me as I

murmur into your ear’s whorl,

near the center of the cosmos. Maybe a city

or some luscious countryside

pasture, or the tenements where we met and enjoyed

Queen on the stereo, my lover I’ve loved forever, ever my

reserved enigma I’ve never platonically penetrated.

Silent woman of this dark century,

tell me one of your legendary stories, help me

understand the reason you’re here but gone. I’ll remember you,

Vivian, your name you gave yourself, a name

women have owned through time. But before you go, let’s visit

Xanadu’s small shops and I’ll guess what you’re yearning to tell me:

you bought a farm close by, where you’ll grow

zucchini, melons, avocados, where you’ll need only yourself.   

 

 

 

 

David Spicer is a former medical journal proofreader. He has published poems in Santa Clara Review, SynaeresisChiron Review, Remington ReviewunbrokenThird Wednesday, Yellow Mama, CircleStreet, The Bookends Review, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Gargoyle, The Midnight Boutique, and elsewhere. Nominated for a Best of the Net three times and a Pushcart once, he is the author of one full-length poetry collection, Everybody Has a Story (St. Luke's Press) and six chapbooks, the latest of which is Tribe of Two (Seven CirclePress). He lives in Memphis. His work can be found on www.DavidSpicer76.com/HOME | Mysite

Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2020