Sunday, July 15, 2012

Three Poems by Eric Muller

Words in a Bottle

  boned.       and
A                   sealed
  rolled        paper
        piece of

Asleeping beauty lying on a soft pink pillow ~~~~O

His hands trembled as he…………….r.e..a…c….h…..e……d
for this G L A S S S sss env-elope
knowing that some-‘dinc’ will be un-veiled

bUt! UnsUre if his life woUld
be the same again
           same again
             …. gain….

the cork came out ease-lilly
& the cats on the papyrus
sat & watched in the margins
&                                      &
&                                      &
&                                      &
&                                      &
He placed the bottle aside [ĬĬ]
un^tied the crimson band
and b’ro’ke the emerald seal

and un-r--o---l----l----e-----d the epistle


            !     !!!!   !!!
stared at him         and he

              and shouted
“!YesSheDoes! ! !SheDoes!”
                ! !!!! !!!

Abandoned Couplets

Boomers and       late bloomers
fight over      who gets       the ticket.

Nowhere is      there more com-----post
than north     of the        Plum Street        com------mercial.

Shing-----les      burn through        velvet screens
turning delight     into ribbons         of red.

Filtered rancor      fuels mistakes
camouflaged with      placebo paste.

Botox wrinkles     of an       oiled cougar
con------jures     mink smiles        and money.

A hum        rattles the      loose screw
with sympathetic       vibra------tions.

In------animate      gadgets unite
to squirm       in discomfort.

No thread        is linked
least of    (all)     the red.

          Time to

Eric G. Müller is a musician, teacher and writer living in upstate New York. He has written two novels, Rites of Rock (Adonis Press 2005) and Meet Me at the Met (Plain View Press, 2010), as well as a collection of poetry, Coffee on the Piano for You (Adonis Press, 2008). Articles, short stories and poetry have appeared in many journals and magazines.

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