Francis Santaquilani

Francis Santaquilani Poems

161. This Spot 10/13/2005
162. Tree 12/21/2008
163. Trees Again 1/5/2006
164. Triumphus 3/16/2010
165. Two Daughters 10/10/2005
166. Unforseen 7/28/2007
167. Unmarked Grave 3/14/2007
168. Unschmackhaft 12/12/2011
169. Waiting 12/16/2005
170. Wake 10/10/2005
171. Wave 3/16/2007
172. We Are Tigers 10/12/2005
173. We Three 12/31/2008
174. What Beast? 8/5/2007
175. What Is It? 2/21/2007
176. Who'Ll Provide The Joy? 10/24/2005
177. Winter Haiku 3/7/2007
178. Winter Haiku 2 3/7/2007
179. You And Your Day 10/21/2005
180. You Have It Over 10/13/2005
Best Poem of Francis Santaquilani

We Are Tigers

We are tigers.
You are the larger one.
I warred against your whirl,
Then billowed to your bite.
Now I measure the force
Of your affection for me
In pounds per square inch.

That last day,
Before you carried me away,
That bad and good day,
The last day I thought of nothing
Swept horizontal:
Tall grass fanned my neck,
Half sleep was plump,
Clouds for clouds sake slid over me.
The day sank to my knees
And crawled with me in tow.

By your teeth
And your spin
The void fell away.
The day sped to a smudge
And clouds ...

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E.D. ascend for me always,
Without end, in your kitchen
Suddenly frozen in mid-knead,
Leave your dough to rise,
Toss your apron aside,
Wipe the flour from your hands,
Float upstairs
With a fire in your head and
Lock your bedroom door.

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