Daniel Alan Balzer

Rookie (1967 / Iowa)

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Daniel has been writing poetry since the mid-80's. He became serious about his work five years ago. Work is the wrong word. It is his love. It is his life. more »

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Smile Or Scream

It is difficult to write when
the mouth pulls back
and bares teeth
and the head is a buzz
with the whispering wings
of a robin.
That person gazes into
a light bulb with
the false glow
of diliated scenes.
Can't we tell them?
We will kiss their forehead
instead of grey
and blue lips puckered without
music. Can we explain? We
feel different (never the same)
than that framed face by Munch.
They copied it in Home Alone.
We can't scream. We can't
put our hands on our face
and become a siren.
The differences between
a smile and a ...

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