the mulberry street incident
'a tortuous ravine of tall tenement-houses'
running water gorges street cracks open
of immigrant children playing ball with a
like ice through a 'Puck' building window,
show mulberry trees swaying similar to
up crack brick 'roost' alleyway mortar;
ice grip use trash can lids like irish knight
dumb mick mob switchblade knife blade
masses walk in manured covered streets
the crap' on every square inch of cement
rest much like naval press gangs soliciting
pants; hollow-eyed mothers of the motherless
down and spirits broken, down the filthy avenue
of streets paved in gold; noise of the crowded street
babble of so many screams trying to be heard, sucked
like downpour rain, to echo in crowded sweatshops where
live, even if it's one dream that makes it out, much like
creeping, cat paw similar in 'roost' alleyway mortar,
silent, unnoticed . . .
Barbara Sutton and Lance Sheridan began writing poetry together in January of 2013. Having penned almost a dozen poems in visual freestyle, eight of those have been accepted into numerous journals. What other poets are saying about their writing, "you send the reader on a journey through his own soul;” "symbolically thought provoking"; "the imagery is amazing;" and, “this is a sort of writing which deliberately flouts grammatical structure and any form of restriction. It is not words. It is more music you relax to, curl up listening with an abstract ear.” All of their writings are in Visual Freestyle Works® ’We sift the human storm, the life storm, through the dust and debris of their souls, animating it into thoughts and words. And then we write, not guessing where it might go, exhaling our last breath toward the light.'