Francis Santaquilani


Francis Santaquilani Poems

1. You Have It Over 10/13/2005
2. This Spot 10/13/2005
3. Before You Go Blind 10/14/2005
4. The Soldiers 10/14/2005
5. The 1: 15 10/14/2005
6. Commuter 10/16/2005
7. Sunday Morning Drive 10/16/2005
8. Lonely Light 10/17/2005
9. Non-Event 10/17/2005
10. Flower 10/17/2005
11. Sunday Night 10/18/2005
12. Cherokee Motel 10/18/2005
13. Dagueratype 10/18/2005
14. Sin Is In 10/18/2005
15. Acne Vulgaris 10/19/2005
16. You And Your Day 10/21/2005
17. Who'Ll Provide The Joy? 10/24/2005
18. Pie 10/25/2005
19. Beast Of Burden 10/29/2005
20. Scullers 10/30/2005
21. Anti-St. Francis 11/1/2005
22. Dead Talking Head 11/7/2005
23. Clementines 11/11/2005
24. Not Looking The Part 11/20/2005
25. Counterbalance 11/22/2005
26. Close Up 11/23/2005
27. Coelacanth 11/26/2005
28. Path 11/30/2005
29. Poor Georgie Clooney 12/6/2005
30. Cash Loans On Car Titles 12/6/2005
31. She Spies 12/11/2005
32. Michigan Basement 12/15/2005
33. Waiting 12/16/2005
34. Trees Again 1/5/2006
35. Culdesac 1/18/2006
36. Bicycle Man 12/8/2005
37. Either Way 12/9/2005
38. Family Portrait 10/10/2005
39. Wake 10/10/2005
40. Two Daughters 10/10/2005
Best Poem of Francis Santaquilani

We Are Tigers

We are tigers.
You are the larger one.
I warred against your whirl,
Then billowed to your bite.
Now I measure the force
Of your affection for me
In pounds per square inch.

That last day,
Before you carried me away,
That bad and good day,
The last day I thought of nothing
Swept horizontal:
Tall grass fanned my neck,
Half sleep was plump,
Clouds for clouds sake slid over me.
The day sank to my knees
And crawled with me in tow.

By your teeth
And your spin
The void fell away.
The day sped to a smudge
And clouds ...

Read the full of We Are Tigers

Either Way

I could be poetic

And say he was a dark eel

Manuevering through a house

Full of sons undetected. Seen

More in the mirror than out.

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