Life Pictures. A Poem by Ben Nardolilli

 
 
 
His grip sucked the life
from ancient rivers,
whose substance was earth,
the welcome house for all
 
with sores on,
I received your words
without pride, with
the right human veins,
 
the world opened, others
persuaded you,
their eyes criss-crossed, flashed
like rotten anger
 
a salty soul,
witch of an euro-american legend
to our mouths,
a sweating gown
 
deep like the day,
orifices like lyres,
we commuted in the worse
on all their words and pictures

 

 
Ben Nardolilli currently lives in Arlington, Virginia. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine,Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, fwriction, THEMA, Pear Noir, The MinettaReview, and Yes Poetry. He has a chapbook Common Symptoms of an Enduring Chill Explained, from Folded Word Press. He blogs at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com and is looking to publish a novel. Thanks for reading,
 
 
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