Francis Santaquilani


Francis Santaquilani Poems

41. December 21st 12/10/2008
42. Decree 2/23/2007
43. Dinner With The Daddy 3/18/2007
44. Distance 7/28/2007
45. Distraction 3/8/2007
46. Dogwood 3/16/2008
47. Dry 3/8/2007
48. E.D. 10/10/2005
49. Either Way 12/9/2005
50. Engine 12/28/2009
51. Epitaph 3/5/2007
52. Falcon 3/22/2007
53. Falconer 8/8/2007
54. False Fireflies 12/18/2008
55. Family Portrait 10/10/2005
56. Fantasy 3/12/2007
57. Faux 3/14/2007
58. Favorite 7/11/2007
59. Feast 2/15/2010
60. Flinch 2/9/2010
61. Flower 10/17/2005
62. From Nowhere A Crow 12/29/2008
63. Games 2/17/2010
64. Gasp 3/22/2007
65. Gift 2/12/2010
66. Glide 7/13/2007
67. Good Times 7/11/2007
68. Goth Girls 7/21/2007
69. Haiku 7: 20 A.M. 2/24/2010
70. Haiku 9/11 10/10/2005
71. Haiku Apollo 1 2/6/2010
72. Haiku Autumn 12/11/2008
73. Haiku Noon 2/24/2010
74. Haiku Numb 3/3/2010
75. Haiku Rage 1/13/2010
76. Haiku Red 12/10/2008
77. Hallmark 12/7/2008
78. Happy As Ever 3/20/2008
79. Hateku 2/19/2010
80. Hawku 3/2/2010
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

Family Portrait

It's the juxtaposition,
Eugene,
That made the photo.
The juxtaposition
You never considered,
Even as she dangled
Like raw meat
On a hook
In your periphery

[Hata Bildir]