bury the quick among the dead, a poem

“Tell the child within you, the one that has remained buried, that the “adult” in you is positively safe and sound.” Patricia Dsouza, When Roses are Crushed



ghosts float in chicken soup

ice plants are company
[dis]homed in concrete sentry lions
……[Front stoop

watch the kid you, in loco parentis
……[no parens patriae

[un]play in a plastic kiddie pool
[un]plug from the tossed-portrait
oh! nasty nasty child

quick, quick …
ghosts float in chicken soup

bury the quick]
[among the dead

© 2018, Jamie Dedes


ABOUT

Recent in digital publications: 
* Four poemsI Am Not a Silent Poet
* Remembering Mom, HerStry
* Three poems, Levure littéraire
Upcoming in digital publications:
* Over His Morning Coffee, Front Porch Review (July 2019)
* From the Small Beginning, Entropy Magazine (Enclave, #Final Poems)(July 2019)
* The Damask Garden, In a Woman’s Voice (August 2019)

A mostly bed-bound poet, writer, former columnist and the former associate editor of a regional employment newspaper, my work has been featured widely in print and digital publications including: Ramingo’s Porch, Vita Brevis Literature, Connotation Press, The Bar None Group, Salamander Cove,I Am Not a Silent Poet, Meta/ Phor(e) /Play, The Compass Rose and California Woman. I run The Poet by Day, a curated info hub for poets and writers. I founded The Bardo Group/Beguines, a vitual literary community and publisher of The BeZineof which I am the founding and managing editor.


“Every pair of eyes facing you has probably experienced something you could not endure.”  Lucille Clifton

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