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How You Look Today, by Pd Lyons


How You Look Today

you ask for
softer clothes
something
complimentary
to nudity
you remember
types of
warm
lips
firm fingers
drapesing rhapsodly
you think of time
patiently
savouring lozgenly
past loves
live moments
even regret
luxurious
soon wrapping
silk confidence
check mate your way out
silver day bright
sheer white
high altitude blue
a waiting

blue hydrangea

blue hydrangea

first published by the Galway Review 12.11.12

http://thegalwayreview.com/

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Neptunian, by pd lyons


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My ugliness raised in both hands
Almost expecting something from you
And if I had a gun I woulda’ made you
And hated myself forever for being so desperate

If only I could believe
Then how easy it would be
Walking away, leaving you alone
In love with my own sense of self
Free at last to wander endlessly the starry nights I have always dreampt of

Instead I let you
Tattoo blue around my mouth
Tell me that I’m privileged

 

How You Look Today, poem by pd lyons


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How You Look Today

you ask for

softer clothes

something

complimentary

to nudity

you remember

types of

warm

lips

firm fingers

drapesing rhapsodly

you think of time

patiently

savouring lozgenly

past loves

live moments

even regret luxurious

soon wrapping

silk confidence

check mate your way out

silver day bright

sheer white

high altitude blue

a waiting

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from Still Wishing To Be Ravens : Love Poem for Richard Brautigan 6.6.85


Love Poem for R.B.

Today I heard on the radio that Richard Brautigan

Killed himself last fall.

Then some girl who was 17 in 1970 read his Love Poem.

She said that her then lover was a DJ on a college

Station and had dedicated a recording of the poem

To her, over the air, before he disappeared in a

Californian direction.

Anyway, I don’t know where I was.

Maybe I was washing clothes or asleep even.

Maybe I was with Jenny or Eva or somebody.

I could a been drunk, or depressed

As if by some sort of intuition.

All I really know is that I’ll never know where I was

When he did it.

I wonder how he did it.

Maybe I should go down to the library look him

Up on the newspaper micro-film file?

Most likely I won’t though, the library is closed now

And I’m not sure I care that much anyway.

Besides it’s one of those details I’m sure will

Accidentally find its way to me.

It kinda pisses me off that he did it, I mean he

Wrote that Watermelon Sugar book, I read it years ago

When Mary gave it to me and I, 15 in 1970.

Watermelon Sugar and Mary my first lover go good together.

I don’t know about this suicide stuff though.

But maybe it’s nice not having to wake up alone with yourself

When you just don’t want to any more.

6/6/85

from: Still Wishing To be Ravens, new poems

by pd lyons

2009, Myo, Myo & Razooka

Winetown Castlepollard; Ireland

blue hydrangea

blue hydrangea

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Why We Like Straight-Forward-Poetry


 

Subject: RE: [Straight Forward Poetry] Too early for blueberries

Dear pd lyons,
 
We love “Too early for blueberries” and would like to publish it in the next issue of Straight Forward Poetry.

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ties that bind (3-5)


 

hard fast and solid

hard fast and solid

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neglect keeps me from the sea

temprarily

temporarily

 

 

 

Ties that bind (2)


ties that bind (2)

ties that bind (2)

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