Under the Influence by Lee Evans

[tabby title="Poem"] I was the god of the wind.I puffed my cheeks and blew.But the pebble was steady,it didn't waft away like dandelion spores.It lay there in my hand,it did not come to life like Adam,it was sterile and unresponsive.But...

Words Between Silence by Lee Evans

[tabby title="Poem"] Our conversation was wonderful.What you didn't say is so precious,I can never thank you enough. It's not that you never spoke,but in the silence between your wordsI discerned your true meaning. Was it the twinkle in your eye,the...

Medusa by Lee Evans

[tabby title="Poem"] MEDUSA Don't gaze in the mirror, my love--Whatever that mirror may be.A fable will blind your sweet eyes,And turn you to stone as you grieve. When you crave impossible things,Remember the price you must pay:Conceiving yourself, you conceiveYour...

Centreville by Lee Evans

[tabby title="Poem"] CENTERVILLE Seven pink flamingos,one for each day of the week,smirk at every passerbycommuting through your town. Every Halloween they don,(just for the “hello-ween” of it!),those ghostly pillowcases cutwith holes for their painted eyes— mimicking trick-or-treaters,who wander on their...

Prelude to Prelude by Lee Evans

[tabby title="Poem"] What paradox! What irony!That piece at which you toiled awayFor most of your career,Postponing, revising,Meticulously assessingIn light of what you planned—That prelude to your masterpieceTurned out to be the very thingFor which you were preparing!And so it is...