Quincy Troupe

(St. Louis, Missouri)

Quincy Troupe Poems

1. Poem for My Father -new- 10/5/2015
2. The Day Duke Raised: May 24th, 1974 12/1/2014
3. Snow & Ice 10/28/2013
Best Poem of Quincy Troupe

Snow & Ice

Ice sheets sweep this slick mirrored dark place
space as keys that turn in tight, trigger
pain of situations
where we move ever so slowly
so gently into time — traced agony
the bright turning of imagination
so slowly
grooved through revolving doors, opening up to enter
mountains where spirits walk voices, ever so slowly
swept by cold, breathing fire
as these elliptical moments of illusion
link fragile loves sunk deep in snows as footprints
the voice prints cold black gesticulations
bone bare voices
chewed skeletal choices
in fangs of piranha ...

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