Saturday, April 20, 2013

Two Poems by Kelley White

The Strong Poem

suicidal/death poets
form(all) {haiku}
regional NH NE PA
m a i l a r t drow nekops
C O N C R e T E
small small press
AcaDemIcs (medical0
community ‘nayborly’
on-line hyperTEXT
sur(real)ist DaDaDa

Rubber Street, Jaywalk & Seer

pup tents benefit your
favorite charity the near club
of money behind the 200
vines on the elephant house
as if a flock of gulls called
a red car with mud
this dawn of shadows
chicken wire and crow’s feet

before the lion died
that was her only name
the birth of lead trees
an allegory of lumber
clarity splits ten
woven legends
that was law night
ape and maracas

Pediatrician Kelley White worked in inner-city Philadelphia and now works in rural New Hampshire. Her poems have appeared in journals including Exquisite Corpse, Rattle and JAMA. Her most recent books are TOXIC ENVIRONMENT (Boston Poet Press) and TWO BIRDS IN FLAME (Beech River Books.) She received a 2008 PCA grant.

why not a tree at

the corner of King &

Queen behind the zoo

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