Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cornelius Fortune - One Poem


I’m justified in the paradoxical exploration of my mirror-self
Sunlight is disposed, recycled, and repurposed from the imagination
of gods, slumbering

ancient translations engraved in flesh cheapened by booze

whereas premarital sex meditations
merge with dreamscape headlines
four columns deep
several catastrophes wide

a dangerous smile in the dark (a tongue twister), beckons

apotheosis strips the dance down to the molecule

I am reduced to recurring events dubbed as déjà vu
Staring blindly at the bar table’s reflective glare

Happy hour demolished, the bartender’s cleavage
seems an open invitation
to the exploration of wormholes

A native Detroiter, Cornelius Fortune's work has appeared in Metro Times, the Advocate,Chess Life, Yahoo News, Carcinogenic Poetry, Tales of the Unanticipated, Illumen and others. Visit his website at

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