Duane Locke, Lakeland, Florida, has had 6,450 poems
published. 3 books, 2009: 376 paged YANG CHU'S POEMS, Crossing Chaos,
Canada (order Amazon), 36 paged VOICES FROM A GRAVE, erbacce, England,
and 34 paged SOLILOQUIES FROM A HIGH WALL HIDDEN CEMETERY, Differentia
Press E book, Calorornia,\ ( free download).
The Old Body
The old body
Had accumulated too large a vocabulary
To remain mute
Before the winking eyes
Of crossed legs.
The catastrophe was
That the amazement was young and the riverbank
Had the love calls of frogs.
Speech could not be articulated
In a country
That did not exist to have a native language.
Sensed their tango
It was not any different at an art dilemma
Although her shoulder’s bareness
Multiplied and became vaster even with the
So soliloquies brought pocket tape recorders
They had actually spoken to