Ralph Vaughan

Rookie (September 16th / Laurium Village, Mich.)

Ralph Vaughan Poems

1. Beltway Darkness 6/21/2011
2. The Terrible Solitude Of The Cross 6/21/2011
3. The Wall 6/21/2011
4. The Canal 6/21/2011
5. Green Sun Rising 6/24/2011
6. Last Hydrofoil From Atlantis 7/1/2011
7. Rivertown At Midnight 7/4/2011
8. The Stars Fall On Yemen 7/12/2011
9. City Of Wonder 7/30/2011
10. Then Mr Poe Purchases Me A Glass Of Absinthe 8/26/2011
11. Blackout: 8 September 2011 9/18/2011
12. Seven Days In November 11/27/2011
13. The Gods Of Mars 1/3/2012
14. Fast & Furious Fail 7/5/2011
15. Midnight In Byzantium 6/27/2011
16. Neon Nights In Pallywood 7/4/2011
17. Monsters Amongst Us 7/9/2011
Best Poem of Ralph Vaughan

Monsters Amongst Us

The skull is small, precious, fragile;
It is delicate as a raven’s egg
Fallen from a nest of encircled thorns,
Now half-buried in the loamy swamp,
Far from the haunts of Man…
But in view of where in life she ran;
One hollow eye peeps playfully through the leaves and rising mist,
Slyly, coyly watchful for a mother’s skulking return;
A daughter’s toothy grin is now calcium grinning toothily,
But only to heaven’s eyes,
For angels cannot turn away.
Cannot escape the Earth’s myriad horrors,
Cannot turn deaf ears to whimpers in the night
Cannot claim ...

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The Canal

The canal is thronged with party barges
Fairy lit for the season
Laced with laughter
Floating in the deepest night
Beneath stranger stars
Alien constellations themselves

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