Braden Coucher

Rookie (December 10,1986 / Portland Oregon)

Braden Coucher Poems

1. Change? 5/15/2011
2. The Dog Shadow 5/15/2011
3. The Drive Through 5/15/2011
4. For Arms 5/15/2011
5. Tree's Poem To Dead Mother 5/15/2011
6. Everything Is Nothing 5/15/2011
7. Honeybee 5/15/2011
8. Humming Bird 5/15/2011
9. Invisible Thread 5/15/2011
10. No One Reads The Novels 5/15/2011
11. Not Dreaming In Color 5/15/2011
12. Portrait 5/15/2011
13. Practicing Division 5/15/2011
14. Magnoliopsida 5/15/2011
15. Smoke Signals 5/15/2011
16. String Lights 5/15/2011
17. There's Something About Drinking 5/15/2011
18. Transubstantiation 5/15/2011
19. Undressing Spring 5/15/2011
20. We Learn To Sell Ourselves Early In Life 5/15/2011
21. Wing Neck 5/15/2011
22. For Zeekin 5/15/2011
23. The American Flag, While We Lie 5/15/2011
24. In Fez With Pablo Neruda 5/15/2011
25. Suicide Hotline 5/15/2011
26. Sea Lions 5/15/2011

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Sea Lions

Half gone in memories of banjos and whiskey bottles
I flapped the wings of debauchery in the wind
of a sandy summer stained storm: There! I loved her,
She with feathery voice and small lovely head, I loved her
differently as snake to salamander.
I remember long banging, smashing nights,
in the streets when all the sound was just storm and
movements only a flickering, shape-shifting breeze.
I’d Torn into the poet’s craft like a drunken farmer into his disobedient wife,
I grabbed the words and mangled their sounds: speech
becoming clay becoming rock and then ...

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For Arms

He touched her when she was unripe
thirteen. He was twenty-one
On a movie set,
Gone with the wind.
And she was Scarlet between
Her tiny ears and shaking thighs.

Today she’s twenty-one and airily
Remembers his line, her que

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