Category Archives: 2020 Poetry

CALELendar a poem, by Melissa Chaconas

branch out on words pivot the approach he prophecy relentlessly the part dreamed old- piece of night that transformations between me first word- last love intricately organic beyond reason strange benediction lesson mailbox wrath welcome letter picnic father instructions confidential … Continue reading

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Turning the wheel, by Melissa Chaconas

we are close our car doors in anger we shop in frustrations we give up hope all the time we remember in primordial love We run around in costumes, masks, we are stuck we walk hard we clean hard to … Continue reading

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I pull down the mountain, by Melissa Chaconas

I pull down the mountain with my hands I stare at the page Clouds float thri=ough fast And I try ti scranbke down electronically the WORDS With one hand while thee other holds my body and muse separate but together … Continue reading

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Enough wanderer, by Melissa Chaconas

father of our country ill fated disgraced to be civilian go lay in a rustic bed of a poor king- abandoned by the powerless- buy- touching Pope He loved the toil of making this true again 4 how many more … Continue reading

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scattered, by Melissa Chaconas

scattered old lord – raised- flash of electroitity ragged flame a trip through breathing hard chest still greater loving flying immortal energy watch distances-while still I want to be kindness stained groan with quickness at your intellect -tired yet full … Continue reading

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I pick the burrow, by Melissa Chaconas

I pick the burrow but there’s nothing left to pick- brown greenish earth mud swirls around down the rabbit hole – I pick anyway and the earth bleeds… I stop in painful shame and I too feel the hurtful burn … Continue reading

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I love the way, by Melissa Chaconas

I love the way the deep, dark, rooted, buried, forgotten mahoganies twisted reddish-browns, light tans, rich chocolates tangled I love the way the deep, black, embedded, forgotten wood soaks up the forgiveness rain, the “I miss you” rain, the “I … Continue reading

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Maine Gains— , by Melissa Chaconas

I tattoo in black ink the word relax (but w/ a S because S is nicer, softer than X marks the spot) in ancient text on fingers like henna I forget to go to the star, the extraord9inary special Jewels … Continue reading

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Darkening the sky, by Melissa Chaconas

Never a breathe Reeking puff Deep in rocky ricky their hum vibrates Her mind riven by loud thunderclap Her crimson groan and knotted hair Round a inexorable indignant beam sister-brother-yes cough w/disgust I know often remember or don’t the long … Continue reading

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The Oscars, by Melissa Chaconas

Robes, masks, carpets, sculptures Statues, like s Shakespearian Amorous play- party – the great Barrier is lifted- all purple Orange coral bones drift into the up… the accomplished shine in light their inner world below-is tall & become s their … Continue reading

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