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true. the road to hell.


 

 

 

The road to hell ?

paved with uncounted blessings.

Stainless Unmarked Sky, from Myths of Multiplicity by pd lyons, the runner up for the 2014 erbacce prize for poetry


Stainless Unmarked Sky

Single bed against a powder green wall
Magazine photos yellow cellophane taped
Favourite red t-shirt no underwear
30/06 lever action
Blue barrel fingerprints
Weevil tick toes
A Fly between the glass hums
Until heat makes everything
Even outside
Still.

Beneath that shirt
Each little island bump
Up to where if a boy
An Adams apple‘d be.
Knee steady, butt-end
On a white board floor
Spidering fingers
Raw cotton breath
Knowing it’s loaded
Stainless unmarked
Alone in that room

Sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

where does sky begin

Myths of Multiplicity by pd lyons, the runner up for the 2014 erbacce prize for poetry

Myths of Multiplicity by pd lyons, the runner up for the 2014 erbacce prize for poetry

 

Maria Verdi Sky, by pd lyons


 

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Maria Verdi Sky

red bird
across snow banks

sun             the sun         the sun          the sun
       the sun              sun                  sun

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Stainless Unmarked Sky, by pd lyons – from Myths of Multiplicity


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Stainless Unmarked Sky

Single bed against a powder green wall
Magazine photos yellow cellophane taped
Favourite red t-shirt no underwear
30/06 lever action
Blue barrel fingerprints
Weevil tick toes
A Fly between the glass hums
Until heat makes everything
Even outside
Still.

Beneath that shirt
Each little island bump
Up to where if a boy
An Adams apple‘d be.
Knee steady, butt-end
On a white board floor
Spidering fingers
Raw cotton breath
Knowing it’s loaded
Stainless unmarked
Alone in that room

Sky.

 

LyonsCover01fin)Myths of Multiplicity by pd lyons, the runner up for the 2014 erbacce prize for poetry

The 2015 erbacce Prize for Poetry is now open for submissions
Entirely FREE to enter and superb prizes for this prestigious competition
Full details at http://www.erbacce-press.com and scroll to foot of page
(Could you please forward this to fellow poets)

true, by pd lyons


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The clouds

do not take the sky

anywhere

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Grandview Avenue, by pd lyons


Grandview Avenue

We were walking
Hand in hand
Up the hill
In the rain

You had your bright red scarf
Wrapped around your head

Traffic swished by
Lights on
Wipers squeching

We didn’t know what the day would bring
But I turned my face up to the sky
Trusting my own two feet and you to guide me

 

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May all who journey realize they are on the way


 

 

 

 

 Instant Dharma

If you pay attention for just five minutes, you know some very fundamental dharma: things change, nothing stays comfortable, sensations come and go quite impersonally, according to conditions, but not because of anything that you do or think you do. Changes come and go quite by themselves. In the first five minutes of paying attention, you learn that pleasant sensations lead to the desire that these sensations will stay and that unpleasant sensations lead to the hope that they will go away. And both the attraction and the aversion amount to tension in the mind. Both are uncomfortable. So in the first minutes, you get a big lesson about suffering: wanting things to be other than what they are. Such a tremendous amount of truth to be learned just closing your eyes and paying attention to bodily sensations.
–Sylvia Boorstein

 

where does sky begin

where does sky begin

Three Greys from Ravens


 

 

Three Greys

On the floor

Looking up

skylight

Shapes of blue

edge into disappeared.

Where the world ends

Does sky begin?

Faucet chromed

Pitted bright ‘n dark

Bumpy capitol C

Marks an asterisk tap

Turned

Brown sputter brown

Pop pop popping

Until clear n smooth

Soft morning

Bird song people

I cannot see walk

Hearing their voices

Dogs bark

 

may all who journey


where does sky begin

where does sky begin

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