M.L. Emmett

Rookie (Reading Berkshire England)

M.L. Emmett Poems

81. Slaughter Circle 6/14/2012
82. Beach Burial 6/14/2012
83. Poems And Space 6/14/2012
84. Chemotherapy 6/14/2012
85. Backpacks Of Dreaming 6/14/2012
86. Predicting Death In Winnipeg 6/14/2012
87. Treblinka 6/14/2012
88. The Mathematics Of Poverty 6/14/2012
89. Feminism's Babes 6/14/2012
90. The Forensic Science Of Grief 6/14/2012

Comments about M.L. Emmett

  • Tim Stensloff Tim Stensloff (6/14/2012 10:08:00 AM)

    I really dig your poems. You're one of the few on the site that has legitimate talent. Keep writing (and posting) and I'll be reading.

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Best Poem of M.L. Emmett

The Forensic Science Of Grief

You breathed your last breath from the air
in this room;
that threadbare Persian carpet
holds flakes from your skin;
hairs from your head
corkscrew the dented cushions
scattered and idly waiting on the sofa;
bed linen scented with your sweat
the goose down doona that stole
your last warmth;
sleep spit and tears
human moisture that permeates
the acrylic layers of your pillow;
an eyebrow hair wedged in the tweezers;
a clipped nail that flew off
somewhere out of sight;
that new toothbrush used only once; ...

Read the full of The Forensic Science Of Grief

Turkish Smyrna

This carpet - a Turkish Smyrna -
is made with Gordian knots,
tied by the fine fingers of a child
tied to a loom
by a thin, pale leg.

Every centimetre - a hundred knots
This carpet - two and a half million knots
all Gordian

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