John Courtney

Rookie - 8 Points (05-22-1982 / Philadelphia)

John Courtney Poems

41. Goodnight, Moon 5/20/2013
42. Before The Door 5/20/2013
43. Let My Garden Sing 5/7/2013
44. Casino Traffic 5/7/2013
45. Birdlime 5/7/2013
46. Stale Green 5/7/2013
47. Horrible Knowledge 5/7/2013
48. Picture In The Moon's Wallet 8/29/2013
49. Maybe We 9/2/2013
50. Wildfire Bangs 5/7/2013
51. Please Don't Vote 10/5/2013
52. If I Can Sing 3/23/2016
53. The Small Afternoon 3/23/2016
54. On My Planet 3/23/2016
55. Instead Of Wings 3/23/2016
56. She Plays The Vacuum 3/23/2016
57. What Do Beets Taste Like? 9/8/2013
58. Searobin Cleaning 101 5/7/2013
59. Brunette 5/7/2013
60. Dianna 8/25/2013
61. Two Dollar Bills 5/7/2013
62. The Boulevard And The Lion 5/20/2013

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Two Dollar Bills

when I was a boy
it took two pieces of wood
and a leftover nail
to fly an airplane

and how I flew that sonofabitch!
up and down my street in famous aviation
seeking the revenge of knowledge
lifting off from a pothole of instant courage
crop-dusting the forbidden azaleas
undetected through the bumblebees
spinning cuteness under skirts
the big bomb delivered
on the head of the dragon
barking dog biscuit fire

yesterday I saw a man
on his way to Boston
from the middle of Pennsylvania
his skin was pink surgery
and his limp was fake and ...

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Strawberry Mansion

I was born to dark birds
hungry around the white
city of a ceiling fan

And heard wheezing traffic
outside my first ear

the steady throat of a barge
drinking waves within

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