Robert Wrigley

Robert Wrigley Poems

1. A Lock of Her Hair 6/9/2016
2. After a Rainstorm 6/9/2016
3. Anatomy of Melancholy 6/9/2016
5. Finding a Bible in an Abandoned Cabin 6/9/2016
6. Moonlight: Chickens On The Road 6/9/2016
7. Mowing 6/9/2016
8. Soundings 6/9/2016
9. After a Rainstorm 2/2/2018
10. Anatomy of Melancholy 2/2/2018
11. Earthly Meditations 2/2/2018
12. Finding a Bible in an Abandoned Cabin 2/2/2018
13. Human Knowledge 2/2/2018
14. Kissing a Horse 2/2/2018
15. A Lock of Her Hair 2/2/2018
16. Moonlight: Chickens On The Road 2/2/2018
17. Mowing 2/2/2018
18. Soundings 2/2/2018
19. Nuthatch Sitting on a Bear's Nose 2/2/2018
20. Short Answer: Mishap With a Nail Gun 2/2/2018
21. Neigh 2/2/2018
22. Potato 2/2/2018
23. Gallop 2/2/2018
24. Accounting 2/2/2018
25. The Other World 1/13/2003
26. Kissing A Horse 1/23/2015

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Kissing A Horse

Of the two spoiled, barn-sour geldings
we owned that year, it was Red—
skittish and prone to explode
even at fourteen years—who'd let me
hold to my face his own: the massive labyrinthine
caverns of the nostrils, the broad plain
up the head to the eyes. He'd let me stroke
his coarse chin whiskers and take
his soft meaty underlip
in my hands, press my man's carnivorous
kiss to his grass-nipping upper half of one, just
so that I could smell
the long way his breath had come from the rain
and the sun, the lungs and the heart,
from a world that meant no ...

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Anatomy of Melancholy

Lucy Doolin, first day on the job, stroked his goatee
and informed the seven of us in his charge
his name was short for Lucifer, and that his father, a man
he never knew, had been possessed,
as his mother had told him, of both an odd sense of humor
and a deep and immitigable bitterness. Also
that the same man had named Lucy's twin brother,
born dead, Jesus Christ. These facts, he said,
along with his tattoos and Mohawked black hair,

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