Francis Santaquilani


Francis Santaquilani Poems

1. You Have It Over 10/13/2005
2. This Spot 10/13/2005
3. Before You Go Blind 10/14/2005
4. The Soldiers 10/14/2005
5. The 1: 15 10/14/2005
6. Commuter 10/16/2005
7. Sunday Morning Drive 10/16/2005
8. Lonely Light 10/17/2005
9. Non-Event 10/17/2005
10. Flower 10/17/2005
11. Sunday Night 10/18/2005
12. Cherokee Motel 10/18/2005
13. Dagueratype 10/18/2005
14. Sin Is In 10/18/2005
15. Acne Vulgaris 10/19/2005
16. You And Your Day 10/21/2005
17. Who'Ll Provide The Joy? 10/24/2005
18. Pie 10/25/2005
19. Beast Of Burden 10/29/2005
20. Scullers 10/30/2005
21. Anti-St. Francis 11/1/2005
22. Dead Talking Head 11/7/2005
23. Clementines 11/11/2005
24. Not Looking The Part 11/20/2005
25. Counterbalance 11/22/2005
26. Close Up 11/23/2005
27. Coelacanth 11/26/2005
28. Path 11/30/2005
29. Poor Georgie Clooney 12/6/2005
30. Cash Loans On Car Titles 12/6/2005
31. She Spies 12/11/2005
32. Michigan Basement 12/15/2005
33. Waiting 12/16/2005
34. Trees Again 1/5/2006
35. Culdesac 1/18/2006
36. Bicycle Man 12/8/2005
37. Either Way 12/9/2005
38. Family Portrait 10/10/2005
39. E.D. 10/10/2005
40. Wake 10/10/2005
Best Poem of Francis Santaquilani

Sailing On

He's in this room?

He's not being rocked
Side to side.
He's so pale.
He was so brown and
Often red. Strange
To not see him under
The sun, moon and stars.

A white blanket over him.
White sheets under him.
His head floats on a white pillow
Like a fish head on a cushion of
The whitest sea foam.
All of its color washed out to sea.

The wrinkles on his face and neck
And the crinkles around his eyes
Seem ironed out by this artificial light.

His mouth is closed, and
Not singing
To compete with the gulls
And the ...

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Bicycle Man

He's always in front

Of me on his bicycle in traffic.

When we're bumper to bicycle wheel

I get a really good look at his back.

He pulls his wool cap

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