Belinda Nelson


Poems of Belinda Nelson

1. Absence 7/16/2012
2. Bare Skin 10/14/2012
3. Constant Upset Stomach 8/12/2012
4. Equality 9/24/2012
5. Everything After, No Matter What 7/19/2012
6. For an Otter 7/16/2012
7. Mutt Life 8/6/2012
8. My Grandfather Was a Funny Man 10/14/2012
9. On Days of Grace 7/16/2012
10. Scrambled Eggs 9/24/2012
11. Spirits of Art on Buildings 7/16/2012
12. Teresa 8/24/2012

Absence

Daffodils, Calm astray,
And do I feel?
Do I feel that there are bats in the belfry?

-One day I had noticed nail polish
(Sanguine stain, was just a dream cloud leveling my complexions,
Was just an amber cigarette hugging my skin, eager in its calling)
Spilt on a haiku you wrote to me, lest it was lovingly
So then wondered if you had lived once

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