Robin Wyatt Dunn: Poetry (Western Voices 2021)

 Bio: Robin Wyatt Dunn was born in Wyoming in 1979. You can read more of his work at: www.robindunn.com.


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the earth remembers me in my sleep

with her dark nectar

 

my enemies have found my position and torture me

with electricity

 

I pour it down to her in my bed

miles deep

 

but how many earths are there below?

 

 

 ***

 

These trees hover as icons

 

Theotokos, the birth giver of god

Vladimir the Smolensk

Pantokrator

 

in the door of contemplation

 

Over the girl with the hula hoop

Over the old man with his cigarette

Over the Africans chanting and drunk

Over the ritual night

Glowing

 

Their needles are sharp and come into my room

The sun is their storm brother

Locked in sight

 

Ash hands and headbeams

Hair branches cutting the sky


  ***

the nasty eyes of the office woman

the colorless faces

trying for joy

the stairwell haunted

by too much meat

the designer some satanist

off in his keep

 

the color of the desert

ravishing

 

the cats

cut hard against the grass like snakes

 

the lizards

imbued with heartache

able to dance against the light

treating men like children

before the light

 

the monitors sucking the people in

wraiths

 

give me the freedom to take the gun out

and inform my associates of their mistake

 

this is a holdup moth*f*ker

of your mind


2 comments :

  1. melancholy and direct, revelatory and sensuous.

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  2. Aw...spooky and scary and wild and raw ...all in a positive way! All together, these pieces work very well.

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