Formerly Badass Horrible Poetry

This isn't just a poetry blog. Let's be honest, a lot of what I post is poetry but there are more often than not also postings about short stories. I do try to keep this blog separate from my others and post strictly creative work here. Some of it will be better than others, and much of it is in first or second draft stage when posted. These are raw works, and there will be spelling and grammar troubles at times because I use this blog to gauge what works and what doesn't. I use it as a place to get feedback. That's the reason it is "horrible". Because it's not finished-- And why should it be? We all want feedback but most of us are too afraid to put ourselves out there.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Remnants - part 3


how did a horse
climb the steps of the arena?
twenty yards up
left the fossil of a horseshoe
did that chap trot back
down the steep
& toss off a higher heel
my Cinderella stallion
dances among men
on a field of blood-
-lilies . The balls of her feet
catching on the swedge
a fallen gladius
that charged ahead of the last
fallen servi
gladiators called
Cinderella slits her ankle
Molten roses
Splayed to the floor
She dances on the steps no more
& dragged off the dirt
meets with the medicus
and healed as lame horses are

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