Black Poetry : with love on the road to porterville

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  1. romusthepoet

    romusthepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    with love on the road to porterville
    by romus simpson

    in the sleep gardens
    alone behind the blue wall
    that comes perfectly in each cell
    lay you in the beautiful pasture
    with its hanging grapes & moons
    deep silver night velvet & the dark green of this county
    or on the bus with swaddled migrant workers
    who hide beautiful scars
    who are closest to jesus
    who are his illiterate apostles
    & are informal carpenters but are beautifully unaware
    or where the mauve trails lay like rest & unfurl bronze
    between a whole memory of flushing fields & set the sky on fire
    we travel breath to breath
    our mutual blood cadencing in our throats
    peer into the shutter of day fettered omens
    stutter flashed & spoked through
    a regiment of exact almond trees

    at the ave. 86
    like baptizing foreigners in the clear streets
    of an november san juaquin morning that
    rolls down the steep backroads like a choir of bright water
    you push against me
    i stand perfectly still to create this memory
    catalogue the minute the sun the saturday sun
    10 miles of budding alfalfa falling the rising
    an odd hill like a buddha
    my white shirt your smile & eyes your breasts
    cactus lining the tangerine orchards

    we speed away
    our hair streams from the cars
    exchange hope in the light blue banter & speed
    come to settle then rise on the two lane highway
    trucks break seas of silence & post the hour
    they meet us like blind great trucks
    oh, trucks working in god’s country
    hay swirling behind them like a comet’s tail
    we smell it & dream of horses
     
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    yes i like

    what a beautiful painted picture of colorful spray
    to canvas wit depth.......lovin it.....:)
     
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    romus,

    good to see that your still around. nice work.

    blak
     
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    Nice piece brugh!

    Thanks for the read.:)
     
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    I can always

    feel every hue and texture in your poetry.

    Thank you for this smooth, smooth ride..

    a
     
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    romus always pens beautiful things with
    beautiful words...
    i always love the read...
    -7:spinstar:
     
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