Francis Santaquilani


Francis Santaquilani Poems

81. Hideku 2/9/2010
82. Hopeku 3/11/2010
83. I Like How You Pray 4/9/2006
84. Impenetrable 11/17/2005
85. In The News 12/5/2005
86. It All Has To Go 7/13/2007
87. It Was An Unattended Death 10/11/2005
88. L.O.E.S. 7/21/2007
89. Laugh 3/19/2007
90. Less And Less 11/3/2005
91. Life And Death 10/29/2007
92. Light 3/7/2007
93. Like This 4/9/2007
94. Living Well 12/29/2009
95. Lonely Light 10/17/2005
96. Memory 7/20/2007
97. Merciful Ghost 1/19/2006
98. Michigan Basement 12/15/2005
99. Next Train 11/12/2005
100. Non-Event 10/17/2005
101. Not 3/13/2007
102. Not A Blonde 3/8/2007
103. Not A Paradise 2/2/2011
104. Not A Poem 3/12/2010
105. Not Looking The Part 11/20/2005
106. 'O9 1/2/2010
107. One By One 12/6/2008
108. Out Of The Way 3/24/2008
109. Passage 11/8/2005
110. Path 11/30/2005
111. Picture 5/20/2007
112. Pie 10/25/2005
113. Platypus 10/29/2005
114. Playing Alive 3/19/2007
115. Poor Georgie Clooney 12/6/2005
116. Pretend 11/26/2005
117. Progeny 1/8/2010
118. Psychotic 2/22/2007
119. Pugilist 5/22/2007
120. Quartz Clock 10/11/2005
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 ...

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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

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