Friday, March 4, 2016

Three Poems by Erren Geraud Kelly

Coffeehouse Poem #85

she's back again
the girl who sat with me yesterday
whose hair screamed a
murder of crows
she was jazz in high
her skin was the cream in
my coffee
the rocket fuel i needed
to own the
she was here only a
and in a flash, she was

but a moment can last
for an

Route 40, Freemont Bus, Seattle

There is power in a woman's legs
The way they stretch long and
Lean like unscented candles
The way she crosses them
Like two roads, intersecting
She pulls a white cotton
Dress over them and it
Makes them more noticeable
To me, the way she
Sips her coffee ever so
She has the face of an
But her legs make me
Want to fall down at
Her feet
And gladly do her bidding
Her legs are searchlights
They are pathways to god
Sleek and delicate as
A sigh

A Catholic Girl

Dreams of her linger like whiskey in coffee
Ever lovely as the dawn, she rises like the
Sun, holding a son; her hair, the kind of fire, you never get
Inside a bottle, nor her spirit; she
Rocks her hips and you're glad she's not missing any meals
Equally at home, behind a desk or on a Harley

Give her a drink, she'll take it like a rose
Unless its diamonds and she becomes your new best friend
Ever lovely, the translucent light of her buttocks
Nudges the sun aside, rightfully, its all about her
Sundays, she prays forgiveness for Saturday's sins; given the
Chance, she'd commit them all over again, I'll
Hold her like the sun and the moon

Erren Geraud Kelly is a pushcart nominated poet based in Los Angeles, has been writing for 25 years and has over 100 publication in print and online in such publications as Hiram Poetry Review, Mudfish, Poetry Magazine (online), Ceremony, Cactus Heart, Similar Peaks, Gloom Cupboard, Poetry Salzburg and other publications.  Most recently, Erren was in "In Our Own Words," a Generation X poetry anthology, and has also been published in other anthologies such as "Fertile Ground," "Beyond the Frontier," and others.  Erren's work can also be seen on YouTube under the "Gallery Cabaret" links.

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