Friday, July 13, 2012

A Poem by Jeanpaul Ferro

 Donahue Society

Blue eyes in the dark: motion picture in flight,
catapults     X X        X X       X X     X X
                     X            X           X         X
                   X X        X X       X X     X X
over hills and valleys,
show me the:
Bling bling,
porthole for the devil,
ten times MORE:
Bling bling,
prophet and chronicler
—cathode ray in streams of high-speed electrons,
emissions from heated cathodes (vacuum tubes) \ rare earth—
we sit here and watch EVERY NIGHT
you’re no Jesus or Madonna, you’re not James Dean either;
desperate ploy to keep your name on top?
“you got two breasts? I got two breasts too!”
never looking back at the Red Sea behind you,
all that destruction in your wake,
down the hall of the archives of the BBC:
a hundred years of television gone to waste.

Jéanpaul Ferro is a novelist, short fiction author, and poet from Providence, Rhode Island. An 8-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Jéanpaul’s work has appeared on NPR, Contemporary American Voices, Columbia Review, Emerson Review, Connecticut Review, Portland Monthly, and others. He is the author of Essendo Morti – Being Dead (Goldfish Press, 2009), nominated for the 2010 Griffin Prize in Poetry; and Jazz (Honest Publishing, 2011) nominated for both the 2012 Griffin Prize in Poetry and the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Prize in Poetry. He is represented by the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency. He currently lives along the south coast of southern Rhode Island . Website: * E-mail:

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