Francis Santaquilani


Francis Santaquilani Poems

1. 24/7 10/10/2005
2. A Good Day 1/12/2013
3. A Whimper 3/15/2007
4. Abortion Haiku 12/8/2008
5. Accidental Death And Dismemberment 10/11/2005
6. Acne Vulgaris 10/19/2005
7. Anti-St. Francis 11/1/2005
8. Beast Of Burden 10/29/2005
9. Beat 11/9/2005
10. Before You Go Blind 10/14/2005
11. Bicycle Man 12/8/2005
12. Blaze 11/2/2005
13. Booby Trap 7/14/2007
14. Boom 11/16/2005
15. Box 2/26/2007
16. Broken Rhythm 3/30/2008
17. Called Home 7/27/2007
18. Cash Loans On Car Titles 12/6/2005
19. Caw 2/21/2007
20. Cerberus Greets A Dog Person 10/17/2007
21. Cherokee Motel 10/18/2005
22. Chickens 10/11/2005
23. Clementines 11/11/2005
24. Close Up 11/23/2005
25. Coelacanth 11/26/2005
26. Come Death 12/11/2008
27. Commiseration 3/22/2007
28. Commuter 10/16/2005
29. Compensation 3/6/2007
30. Contest 7/20/2007
31. Counterbalance 11/22/2005
32. Culdesac 1/18/2006
33. Dagueratype 10/18/2005
34. Dam 3/20/2007
35. Dam Haiku 2/19/2010
36. Daredevils 2/14/2008
37. Darker 7/12/2007
38. Dead Dog 3/8/2007
39. Dead Talking Head 11/7/2005
40. Death Be Proud 8/5/2007
Best Poem of Francis Santaquilani

Sailing On

He's in this room?

He's not being rocked
Side to side.
He's so pale.
He was so brown and
Often red. Strange
To not see him under
The sun, moon and stars.

A white blanket over him.
White sheets under him.
His head floats on a white pillow
Like a fish head on a cushion of
The whitest sea foam.
All of its color washed out to sea.

The wrinkles on his face and neck
And the crinkles around his eyes
Seem ironed out by this artificial light.

His mouth is closed, and
Not singing
To compete with the gulls
And the ...

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Bicycle Man

He's always in front

Of me on his bicycle in traffic.

When we're bumper to bicycle wheel

I get a really good look at his back.

He pulls his wool cap

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