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the poetry that matters

Jeffrey Zable

Jeffrey Zable has been publishing poetry and prose in magazines and anthologies since the mid 70's. He's published five chapbooks including Zable's Fables with an introduction by the late great Beat poet Harold Norse. Present or upcoming work in Sassafras, Subliminal Interiors, Literary Juice, Toad Suck Review, The Cannon's Mouth, Skive Magazine, Epigraph, Owen Wister Review, Muse, and several others.

 

THE RETURN

 
We sit on the roof of twilight
remembering glaciers
that melted in our hands,
 
and insidious batons
that waved over our heads,
turning to dust
in the moon’s red eye.
 
We could run with lobsters
through sands of delirium
on marigold beaches,
 
or jostle with ladders
whose broken tongues
lick yesterday’s salt.
 
We could burn with fragrance
in a numbing aphasia
at the bottom of the sea
 
and finally return home
to a city of avalanches
and ten thousand fingers
 
unraveling our names.
 
 

 

                                                                                                    January 4, 2014