Patricia Spears Jones

Patricia Spears Jones Poems

1.
Son Cubano

We are at the genesis of a bolero
eyes, lips, thick, kinky dreads
beds, cars, stars
a singer's words curve
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2.
Plume

Bet your beeswax who said
Bet your beeswax what is
Beeswax -how did it arrive?
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3.
New Year

One more year alive.
Exploding fireworks precisely timed.
At the corner of the avenue young men slap five.
Discrete are the rhythms of waltzes
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4.
The Theme Is Flight

For a hummingbird in Hawaii
And an empty corridor at Heathrow
For the boy with a kite
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5.
Dinner With The Ghost Of Lorenzo Thomas

He was wearing a dapper suit and midnight blue brocaded tie-no stripes on him.
There was a sparkle in his brown eyes/his ghost was most corporeal
You're still curious about the world, I asked.
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Patricia Spears Jones (born 1951) is an American poet. She is the author of two collections books of poetry: The Weather That Kills and Femme du Monde. Patricia Spears Jones was the co-editor for Ordinary Women: Poems of New York City Women. Her poem, "Beuys and the Blonde" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
A native of Arkansas, Patricia Spears ...

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