Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Poem by John Casquarelli

plug into confetti ballroom 
cross the tropical galaxy threshold
                        my hair in knots
you said you loved me
but those were old threads
the champagne     the mussels
like birds are distant in flight
                        they melt into
            moonlight static energy
            on dusty interstate
            searching for a new equinox
each curve that embraced
            the morning splendor
            on the back of your neck
along the crest of the moving sea
trembled and fluttered in distant breeze
over fence     onto countryside road
where jasmine whispered and muse cried
these words were never hobbies
or listless daydreams
they're midnight blues
with a million quivers of glitter dust
                        welcoming yesterday's page
                        the hidden story
            the smile's echo
John Casquarelli is an English Instructor at CUNY Kingsborough in Brooklyn, New York, as well as a faculty advisor for the Kingsborough Poetry and Creative Writing Club. John received his M.F.A. in the Creative Writing program at Long Island University. He was awarded the 2010 Esther Hyneman Award for Poetry. His work has appeared in several publications including Pyrokinection, Kinship of Rivers, By The Overpass, The Mind[less] Muse, The Poetry Project Blog, The International Rebecca West Society, Having a Whiskey Coke With You, and Napalm and Novocain. His first full-length book, On Equilibrium of Song, was published by Overpass Books (2011).

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