1. Awareness of Joy
  2. Birds at Recess
  3. The Call Back
  4. A poem to commemorate dennis's road rash, broken rib, concussion and the bruising of his fourth cranial nerve
  5. Oakland Is Burning
  6. Finding Paul's Marker
  7. Freeway
  8. Carolton
  9. Grief in a Dry September
  10. A Headache on Tuesday, February 26, 2002
  11. heaven
  12. A Hillside Pond in the Rain
  13. Hoarder
  14. L.O.F. (In Her Door)
  15. Intersection
  16. Iporaõ 1960
  17. A Janitor on Hansen Way
  18. laundry
  19. Lucy in the Streets with Ashes
  20. The Man in Blue
  21. When the Morning Air was Cold
  22. Night Stand
  23. objectification
  24. (Quoting Emily Dickenson)
  25. Racoon Eyes
  26. Red Lips
  27. Reflections on a dislocation
  28. The Runway
  29. sails
  30. San Antonio Station, January 3, 2005, 4 Pm
  31. Scene Report
  32. Shark Teeth
  33. Prayer for an Old Woman
  34. Encounter in an Unfinished Room
  35. Y Sovendo Morréu com Raiva
  36. On the Strand
  37. Tethered
  38. Before the Beast
  39. The Ties that Bind
  40. Viewing Bald Eagles
  41. Voyeur
  42. What I Learned on Summer Vacation
  43. What I Learned on Summer Vacation
  44. Without You
  45. Love Poem to You Written on a Mountain
  46. Your Tongue is Soft and Your Teeth Slide in Easy


Slashes in my walls caught winter moon and snow,
Trapped stars and leaves  now withered to dust,
I brooded the summer in mildewed carriage blankets
And they shielded me from night's inhaled magic;
I dreamed and felt windblown ghosts's dances.

The spider left a glyph set on my cheek,
Shining pale, it marked her spoor, she stopped,
Lightly stroked calm skin of my forehead,
Beating steps as danced by last year's leaves.

I lay, her quiet stage, pretending sleep;
The mime groped my night tinted face,
Seeking for something, I know not what.

She spelled ideas in tactile aye bee cease
With her gentle hand striking my temple,
Tapping letters outside my walling shell,
Words I don't know entlightened some skin cells.

  1. Author
    Stephen Riddle
  2. Book
    Sharkteeth etc.
  3. CopyRight Date
    March 28, 1996
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