Francis Santaquilani

Francis Santaquilani Poems

161. Cerberus Greets A Dog Person 10/17/2007
162. Caw 2/21/2007
163. Cash Loans On Car Titles 12/6/2005
164. Called Home 7/27/2007
165. Broken Rhythm 3/30/2008
166. Box 2/26/2007
167. Boom 11/16/2005
168. Booby Trap 7/14/2007
169. Blaze 11/2/2005
170. Bicycle Man 12/8/2005
171. Before You Go Blind 10/14/2005
172. Beat 11/9/2005
173. Beast Of Burden 10/29/2005
174. Anti-St. Francis 11/1/2005
175. Acne Vulgaris 10/19/2005
176. Accidental Death And Dismemberment 10/11/2005
177. Abortion Haiku 12/8/2008
178. A Whimper 3/15/2007
179. A Good Day 1/12/2013
180. 24/7 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 ...

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Things Coarsened

In your wake:

The sunrise,

The sunset and

Everything else in between

Till the end of time.

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