Tuesday, March 11, 2014

David S. Pointer- Two Poems

Oncoming Traffic

That last car went by
just as fast as the first,
and I remembered that I
could never write that 1970
poem about all those deaths
inside Boonville Boys Home,
how that kid on that Kansas
City playground told me those
harsh stories nobody wanted
to hear: at least his disappeared
friend once got to ride a kiddie
coal shovel-scoop like a sled
down an ice covered cave, so
far from the unfenced safety
of cars still speeding along
this cold stretch of asphalt
along wrecker-hearse Hwy

garroting wire
opens peace bracelet shop
by suicide cliff

About the Author: David S. Pointer currently resides in Murfreesboro, TN with his two daughters. He has recent publications in Volumes V & VI, Georgia and Tennessee in The Southern Poetry Anthology Series. He also has poems included in Volumes I & II of “Proud To Be: Writings By American Warriors.

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