Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Poem by Erren Geraud Kelly

Poet Diva Chick

who has coffeehouse
or whole foods market
running through her
scan her dna and you'll see
thrift shoop
in it
hear her open her mouth
and you'll hear alternative music or
hip hop living in it

she gives kids on the street m&ms or
now and laters

she sees you
gives you a kiss now
and promises another one,

maya angelou, amber tamblyn
and jill scott
are some of her sisters
dauxrianne laux, wanda coleman
nikki giovanni and nicole blackman
you can't resist her

she can give her love freely like
edna millay, floating like a feather
or like sylvia plath, a thunderstorm
no matter the weather

her body may be a temple
or she may look like a

she's not out to impress
as she's blowing bubbles
but she'll school ya

words ride the hem of her dress
her love is a hymn she gives to

when she opens her mouth
like a bell, she's always heard

she chews licorice like a communion

a high priestess of words

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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