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Sunday, January 17, 2010


Poem by Charles Frederickson; Graphic by Saknarin Chinayote

Sea of Despair hopelessly capsized
Raspy faithful voices calling out
Abandoned port stranded prayers unanswered
Homeless nestlings tipsy cradlesong lullabies

Gritty quicksand seepage sinking deeper
Backbone keel overturned hourglass shattered
Ticking time bomb detonating mindset
Alarm sounding twisted tongue bell

Jettison nameless corpses thrown overboard
Mass grave nobodies unceremoniously dumped
Bulldozer scooping up dismembered remains
Danse de macabre masked ball

Buzzards vagrant flies hovering overhead
Breathless stench choking last gasps
Strangle hold wrestling conscience windpipe
Wretched refuse mortal sins disgraced

Bare glimmers kind-hearted stranger dependent
Generous steadfast dawn on hold
Resolute faith constant ebony gloss
Sunrise somewhere beyond lost horizon

Saltern teardrops isle drowning pool
Buoyant spirits rising to surface
Haunted ghosts banished ghoulies dispossessed
Topsails rigging driftwood raft mastheads

No Holds Bard Dr. Charles Frederickson & Saknarin Chinayote together comprise PoeArtry. Flutter Press has just published Charles’ new chapbook fanTHAIsies.