The Poetry Evangelist: by Bonnie McClellan

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List: I’m just the type…

I'm just the type for whom
no end is suffix (ient):
tap (drip, drip, drip)
where is the beer, the syrup, the flow in this day?
clip (ed) to the
dock 
     do I mean to to say kissed where my ship comes in
     or pinned to the dry velvet of a leaf?

finish (ed)
board (ing)
     shall I wave my handkerchief as I sail off
     or thank the landlady for lunch as I wipe my lips
     sliding my legs across the polished wood?

I must be at least two tired to get anywhere,
    looking in wonder through the iris
    that will bear
    up under
    the snow. 

Series I : Polyvalence : context is everything

Series I : polyvalence* : context is everything

1.

Burial at Sea

WAKE

2.

Speaking Truth toPower/The Admonitions Scroll

STAY

CURRENT

3.

Morning Shift

CHANGE

SIMPLE DRESS

MOVE


*pol·y·va·lent (pŏl’ē-vā’lənt)
adj.

  1. Acting against or interacting with more than one kind of antigen, antibody, toxin, or microorganism.
  2. Chemistry
    1. Having more than one valence.
    2. Having a valence of 3 or higher.

3. (fig.) having many different functions, forms, or facets.