Evie Shockley

Nashville / Tennessee / United States
Evie Shockley
Nashville / Tennessee / United States
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Disciple

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My father: younger, handsome, downright square,
eyes like brown buttons fastening his face
over his soul, mouth not too straight to swear,
to say, man, sonny stitt's ass trashed the place,

hymning his saxophonist small-g god,
enlisted arms push-up strong, lips curled less
and less around cigarettes (in an odd
reversal of what the army did best:
march men to foul habits) and more around
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: father
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Dr Antony Theodore 27 September 2019
younger, handsome, downright square, eyes like brown buttons fastening his face over his soul, mouth not too straight to swear, to say, man, sonny stitt's trashed the place, very nice poem thanku dear poetess. tony
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Anil Kumar Panda 21 May 2019
Very nice. Enjoyed thoroughly.
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Edward Kofi Louis 21 May 2019
A liquid literature! ! ! ! ???? Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Dr Antony Theodore 21 May 2019
-bent on welling a full sound from his horn: a liquid literature with biblical phrasing, an interlude of stimulants unchemical to blood. music, a liquid literature. thank u for this poem. tony
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