Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Justin Hyde - Two Poems

This Woman I Used to Love

tells me
i can't keep
dragging around
a bag of rocks.

i tell her i
can't acquiesce
to the pudding
faces and
xerox symphony

it's just
not in me.

she spans
a five dollar bill
over the mouth
of her
rum and coke.

you won't let
anyone in

that's your problem

she says

over my

Perkins, 11:37pm

the women giggle
over ancient banalities
spun by their men:
sad frightened creatures
struggling to master
the addled
fractured roles
this century
has doled us.

Justin Hyde lives in Iowa and works with criminals.

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