Electric Fences

My body felt different being touched when I was younger
Back then,
When someone else’s fingers landed on me for the first time
It was like porcelain butterflies and sugared violets on top of a creamy cake… 258 more words


WORLD POETRY DAY 2017: A New Poem by Juan-Paolo Perre -"A Nomad's Ode to Shame"

In celebration of World Poetry Day, a new poem by  Juan-Paolo Perre. Author of the Legacy Poetry Prize-winning book, “A Confederacy of Joy”, this poem,  … 27 more words


To the girl who breaks the hurt of the guy I love

To the girl who breaks the heart of the guy I love,

I don’t understand why I’m wasting an ample amount of time writing about you. 462 more words

Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets

Happy Holidays from Brownstone Poets


May the season bring peace of mind, joy, and hope.

Winter Solitude

by Matsuo Bashō

Winter solitude–

in a world of one color

the sound of wind.


"A Confederacy of Joy: Poems" ...FREE!

To mark the inclusion of “A Confederacy of Joy” into the permanent collections of the Library of Congress and the Zentralbibliothek Zürich , Siena Press is offering my book FREE OF CHARGE from 13-17 December. 11 more words


It's not about anything other than control

The splinter sometimes works its way through

Just deep enough under the skin

To provoke the split

Between outside and in

A view through the haze… 84 more words