Dante' Camerlengo

Dante' Camerlengo Poems

1.
Dante And The Leak

Drip,
Drip,
The dull drool
That drowns out the day;
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2.
If I Was Born A Hundred Years Earlier

If I Was Born A Hundred Years Earlier

I’d have said things like, “No, I don’t have gas lighting,
What’s wrong with candles? ”
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3.
The Mantle Goes Down

The sun ain’t up,
It shines pink and indigo;
It was red and orange
Just a half hour ago,
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4.
A Morning Walk

I wake up; drink a large cup of heartburn.
I scrape last night’s suicides from my teeth.
I put on my black fedora and turn
Out the door, wearing it like the night’s sheath.
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5.
Thoughts

“Words” are the leaves that grow
From branches in the mind
And cover our thoughts with color,
And always fall... in time—
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