Campbell McGrath Poems
|1.||Joseph Brodsky In Venice (1981)||3/5/2014|
|2.||Shopping For Pomegranates At Wal-Mart On New Year's Day||3/9/2012|
|3.||The Prose Poem||12/13/2011|
|4.||The Human Heart||3/9/2012|
|5.||Nights On Planet Earth||12/13/2011|
|6.||An Irish Word||12/13/2011|
|7.||Hemingway Dines On Boiled Shrimp And Beer||1/20/2003|
Hemingway Dines On Boiled Shrimp And Beer
I'm the original two-hearted brawler.
I gnaw the scrawny heads from prawns,
pummel those mute, translucent crustaceans,
wingless hummingbirds, salt-water spawned.
As the Catalonians do, I eat the eyes at once.
My brawny palms flatten their mainstays.
I pop the shells with my thumbs, then crunch.
Just watch me as I swagger and sprawl,
spice-mad and sated, then dabble in lager
before I go strolling for stronger waters
down to Sloppy Joe's.My stride as I stagger
shivers the islands, my fingers troll a thousand keys.
My appetite shakes the rock of the ...