Evie Shockley

(Nashville / Tennessee / United States)

Evie Shockley Poems

1. Lifeline 10/23/2014
2. A Background In Music 10/23/2014
3. Disciple 10/23/2014
4. du bois in ghana 6/22/2015
5. canvas and mirror 6/22/2015
6. From The Lost Letters Of Frederick Douglass 10/23/2014
7. On New Year's Eve 10/23/2014
8. Playing With Fire 10/23/2014
9. Effect Shrewd Preferences 10/23/2014
10. Pantoum: Landing, 1976 10/23/2014
11. The Anklet 10/23/2014
12. Statistical Haiku (Or, How Do They Discount Us? Let Me Count The Ways) 10/23/2014
13. Where Is It Clean 1/1/2004
14. Her Tin Skin 10/23/2014
15. Waiting On The Mayflower 10/23/2014
16. Notes To My Nieces (Or, Essays In Fortune-Telling ) 10/23/2014
17. Where You Are Planted 10/23/2014
18. Ballplayer 1/13/2003
19. A Sonnet For Stanley Tookie Williams 10/23/2014
20. — Shall Become As — 10/23/2014
Best Poem of Evie Shockley

— Shall Become As —

You put this pen
in my hand and you
take the pen from
my hand. the night
before the full moon

the moon seems
full. what is missing
is a dark hungry
sickle, the sliver
of shadow eating

us up inside. after
the mountains breathe
their mint-and-sorrow
green against the long
summer sky, they burst

into hot october
laughter, lighting
the horizon with citrus,
rust, and blood. you
put this knife in my

hand. we ...

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Playing With Fire

something is always burning, passion,
pride, envy, desire, the internal organs
going chokingly up in smoke, as some-
thing outside the body exerts a pull
that drags us like a match across sand-
paper. something is always burning,
london, paris, detroit, l.a., the neighbor-

hoods no one outside seems to see until

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