16 February 2006

Featured Poet: William Allegrezza, Part 1


William Allegrezza teaches and writes from his base in Chicago. His poems, articles, and reviews have been published in several countries, including the U.S., Holland, Finland, the Czech Republic, and Australia, and are available in many online journals. Also, he is the editor of moria, a journal dedicated to experimental poetry and poetics, and the editor-in-chief of Cracked Slab Books. His e-book/books include Covering Over, The Vicious Bunny Translations, Lingo, Temporal Nomads, and Ladders in July.


seeking hades again

though some dream leap i find myself watching

cars people
villages trees life
aid juries
love

and somewhere below a bell cord
is being pulled and shadows
are gathering
before a pit
where i should
be seeking answers.




it aches grease

the journey begins when
you leave stormy waters
and give up hold of the shore

“i have no longing
to be trapped under
clouds in storm”

still divided
waiting
for something to
clutch as the helm
goes wild
and lightning
flashes on peaks
turned white

in trusting the drift
one must be prepared for
destruction at sea.




 

heart’s lake


to be distracted through so many days the
hour as if not even alive
“stories of innocence violated pile up”
and cause the ultimate questions

our survival relies on such
situations

i would rename these deeds to make them disappear
but i cannot force myself
to turn eyes
from flame even though
i go blind.


law


we watch the wind
tear us to shreds
nowhere does a
man listen

in compromise they
fired the shots at me

the legality of it
is humorous

in replacing the tide
they knew where to find you.

Copyright © 2006 William Allegrezza

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