Phoebe Riley

Rookie [raskolnikov] (30/04/1993 / Abergavenny)

Phoebe Riley Poems

1. Hand Span 7/14/2009
2. Performing To A Blind Audience 7/14/2009
3. Where Have You Gone? 7/14/2009
4. Number 8 7/14/2009
5. Departure 1/9/2014
Best Poem of Phoebe Riley

Performing To A Blind Audience

Tonight I am going to outshine someone. Anyone.
I am sick and tired of being overlooked and tonight
I am rolling the dice. It’s a run of the mill day,
A sleepy charcoal with monotony twisting through the tarmac.

I squeeze shiny lycra in my palm.
Alone accompanied by an empty desk, mine. Tear. It was
in shreds and now the ballerina is in shreds, no costume
tonight. I sing skill onto the blackboard, the chalk’s

high-pitched screech wants to echo me, a shade of green
I would be a VIP, with a glimpse of an opening
But from now I will receive more claps. ...

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