Poem of the Week: July 26th, 2015

Lori Mosley is from New Orleans. She currently lives and teaches in Lake Charles, LA. Her work can be found in Volume 1, Issue 2 of burntdistrict.

from IN CONVERSATION WITH THE TANGERINE JESUS
By Lori Mosley

Colonnades of lemonade stands
compete for penny cent pieces

When’ll we be outdated? Lemons
will grow and drop and wait / not
for hands / but degradation/ ne’er we
Never will we fall but pared / juiced / inhaled / always
still hanging / I cannot
insist the husk that remains contains evermore
ripeness / evermore usefulness

Useful: the monumented child / surrogate-lover
always awake to the mother


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