Jerry Lundeguarde

(New York City)

I'm Not Afraid Anymore


with the fuzzy edges of her floating
down to the smooth riverside boulders
with all those pebbles in her pockets
drifting without bizarre hesitation

not quite a zombie but a shivered
poem because Ouse water must have
been excruciatingly cold indeed
he promised to look away from her

pantaloons on top of the soon dark
current wafting like some cotton lava

Submitted: Friday, January 10, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 11, 2014

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  • Michael Oliver (3/14/2014 3:47:00 AM)

    Aha a poem of confrontation before a name is given - a poem from the days of Eden about confrontation - you can still do it - image tumbles after image to create - a what but - but a deep experience. Like this a lot - a lot (Report) Reply

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