Sandy Hiss

Rookie (Selma, Alabama)

Sandy Hiss Poems

1. Baby Doll 8/28/2007
2. Of Palms And Proposals 8/28/2007
3. Goldfish Eyes 8/28/2007
4. Simply Origami 8/29/2007
5. The Dragon 8/29/2007
6. Crush 8/29/2007
7. First Postcard From Iraq 10/1/2007
8. Third Postcard From Iraq 10/1/2007
9. Fourth Postcard From Iraq 10/1/2007
10. Fifth Postcard From Iraq 10/1/2007
11. In Full Bloom 8/29/2007
12. Extracting Words From Flowers 9/9/2007
13. The Pain Of Ripening 9/9/2007
14. Blanket 9/9/2007
15. Finding Emily Dickinson 9/9/2007
16. In The Pink Room 8/28/2007
17. The Burden Of Charisma 8/28/2007
Best Poem of Sandy Hiss

The Burden Of Charisma

I watch him pull in hearts
like a fisherman harnessing his net
of fresh fish. His charisma
seems effortless.

Did he choose that tie himself?
The answer is in his wife's smile.
She takes a bite of rich dark chocolate
to congratulate herself.

The guests gather round as he recites
his poetry in French. Stiff as his
collar, demeanor elegant yet cool.
He feels the languid drip of sweat
beneath his armpits. Smiles nervously,
wondering if anyone can see the wet
spots.

How long can this madness go on?
His voice continues to speak, ...

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In The Pink Room

there is an iron bed. The posts
are scratched; the ivory paint
is peeling away its innocence.

An expensive silk throw
with hand-embroidered butterflies
flutters at the edge of seduction
atop persimmon sheets
sprinkled with blushes and petals.

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