Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 02/03/20


fragmented, no. 4
… air that’s dying above cities,
impatience of traffic jams, fixated and tight,
steady and locked, like departures
that never leave, a distance that’s never
reached …

the fear of the people, the criminal
texture …

… there are flavors in Autumn’s mouth, colors,
like painted wheels, colors submerged in colors,
swathed in a tranquil palette, the occupation of
orb spiders, seamstresses of silk, of trembling
nets …

the oceans of rain, wind, as stubborn as
loneliness …

… footsteps of an old man, like a lost drum,
his unfinished thoughts, of mourning for dead
children, lovers, friends, his need to move
from space to space, names he can’t remember,
faces …

the drawn-out wintry years, the snoring of darkness,
of sadness …

… that radiant summer, dense with kisses, with
your sexual potion, the moonlight across
your body, scent of nights, sleepless together,
hands, mouths, warm sunrises,
motion of …

on the ground your elixir spilled, devoured
by insects …

©2020 DAH All rights reserved.


DAH’s ninth poetry collection is SPHERICAL (Argotist Press, 2019) and his poems have been published by editors from the US, UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Canada, Spain, Poland, Philippines, Singapore, Australia, Africa, and India. He is a Pushcart nominee, Best Of The Net nominee, and the lead editor for the poetry critique group, The Lounge. DAH lives in California where he teaches yoga to children in public and private schools while working on the manuscript for his tenth poetry collection. His eighth book is Full Life In The Day Of A Poet, selected poems (Cyberwit Publishing, 2019).

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