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Poems By Joseph R. Trombatore
Surgical Incision

Sometimes the knives
become too bright, sharp scissors
of a smile
words, like slashed tires
race beyond
a broken traffic light’s signal

no stop & go

no veil to keep the bees
from swarming my face
no monitors
to keep my pulse from pounding

I have with Oak & Cypress
sewed up the landscape
turned the paths
of brooks for companionship
stitched myself up again
from too many shades of red
to comprehend

I have danced
beneath a ceiling fan’s
scalpels
until my midnights
scar a thunderstorm’s approach


Joseph Trombatore has two Pushcart Prize nominations and one Best of the Net Anthology nomination. He is the author of Screaming at Adam, Wings Press.
 

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