the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

Month: April, 2013

Beware: My Heart


resting place


“He could see the grave site from his studio and his apartment.”

final resting place: here
image: Paolo Soleri at Arcosanti, Cordes Junction, Ariz., August 2000
paolo soleri: June 21,1919 – April 9, 2013

woman as a river between


I am sand. My eyes grainy, tears brown,
and what of the different tones of bees or flies,
how a sting can kill us?

I’m speaking the language of smokers,
lung-full and wary, breathing a refinery chore,
my eyes black pits, Historically

I was fruit, voluptuous and campy, some might say
exotic, cheekbones native, my hips swaying.

image: here
poem: woman as a river between borders, sheryl luna