OWN IT: for ‘STANDING ROCK’
They talk of corn – Caribbean blue:
Geordie, Tipperary Tigress astride
Her sun-kissed vale.
Vittoria, immigrant; mother
To five at eighteen light years – and
Melissa (stately in deer-hide)
Polishing a Nations dire salute.
“You are the husk of our Dawn Star,”
They intone. “You are
What’s left of the coup.”
I am The Straw Woman
My own eyelids
The bone-walk’s one
DISCOURSE, PASCAL STYLE
Just because the postman
Empty handed –,
And the Linden Tree
Bears no fruit –.
And friends travel
On a mistaken
That the inconspicuous one
The Chekov Soiree’s
The first singer,
The last song.
Consoling the driftwood:
Of the Sun.
JEUNESSE DOREE 1969
Today, or sometime in the near future,
You will be gone. Winter is already
Drawing her cauldron in.
You lie beneath the bed cover
Of fur – of love – assailed
By your dream spirit.
I know, you’ll rise and... but it is
Enough that we have shared
Those tidy sins and word pronouncements.
On days colder than this I will have
Your resources to draw upon.
Also, you will take what you need of mine.
The jewel of caring, my receptive one,
Cannot be fixed – not at any price.
And, if at a moment’s notice I should
See you displayed in some other window
I will not be sad or displaced.
Once – you entered my chamber. Because
Of that it is
There are many red suns that bear
Blue daughters who seek
To let the light in
Midst the daring din of Angels...
© Stefanie Bennett
Bio: Stefanie Bennett, ex-blues singer & musician has published several books
of poetry, a novel, & a libretto – & been nominated for a Pushcart & Best of
the Web 2016. Of mixed ancestry [Irish/Italian/Paugussett-Shawnee] she was
born in Qld., Australia. Stefanie’s latest poetry collection, ‘Blanks From The
Other World’, is due late this year.