a poetry e-zine

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Poems By Geoff Thurgood

Evocation: Self-Mutal

 

I need to bleed

slice these ideas

and let

 

the words

pour like veins

down my arm

 

dripping to paper.

The pressure is intense

like you could pull

 

back the skin

and watch the process,

watch the words

 

flowing, pumping

the life circle.

This sacrifice

 

red and running

whatever hurts

whatever is

 

These words

go to the heart

building up

 

only to be let go.

 

 

Geoff Thurgood is the pen name for a husband and father of two from Lexington, KY. After teaching full-time, he became a factory worker and part-time substitute to be closer to his kids and his thoughts. He has been published in Recently Eclipsed and on gotpoetry.com and is working on his first chapbook.

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