Red Buttons (or my Series of Tribute Poems to Gertrude Stein)

The Red Poem

The poem

is in tatters

on the table,

scraps float around the room,

scraps float red

red scraps float

red poem scraps

short lines

and long tearing threadbare lines

long red lines

the poem is a dress

left too long on the radiator

scorched and pealing

the lines remain

but no one

red faced

scraps

The Red Poem

The poem is in tatters on the table, scraps float around the room, scraps float red, red scraps float red poem scraps

short lines and long tearing threadbare lines long red lines the poem is a dress a poem left too long on the radiator

a dress left too long on a radiator, scorched and pealing, the lines remain, radiating lines line swirl. a dress dance

but no one red faced scraps.

The Red House Dress

The poem is in tatters on the table, scraps float around the room, scraps float red, red scraps float red poem scraps short lines and long tearing threadbare lines lines the box lines in a box boxed groceries garbage trucks boxy garbage trucks wait in line nearby landfill fills with lines of boxes rain red wheelbarrows glazed in rain like boxes melting in the rain long red lines the poem about William sweet William in box planters long lines of planter boxes n a red house with poem windows well built windows for emily what are the possibilities of her slender hands, ah her hands in a box the poem lies soiled soil earth rain long lines of rain equator is a dress a poem left too long on the radiator a dress left too long on a radiator, scorched and pealing, the lines remain, radiating lines line swirl. a dress dance but no one red faced scraps a box of potato peelings red potatoes blood red dress a bloody red poem, quagmire

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About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins

https://www.goodreads.com/AnthonyUplandpoetWatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorI... genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty
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