Alexander Antonio Manzoni
I have been writing poetry for over twenty years. In September 2014, I moved to Spokane, from Newfield, New Jersey. My work has been published in several online outlets, a coloring book, and most recently: "Spokane Writes: A Poetry & Prose Anthology." I am member of Art Seed Spokane, and perform poetry regularly, at their shows.
A Prayer to The Altar of Kerouac & Bukowski
Gray skies & coffee. Witness thy breath.
Witness The Smoke that comes from thy lips.
3 looming pines-- LOOKING DOWN, on me.
Here, have they been-- for many-a-year
beyond The Three, I hath spent, here.
Centuries pass into ash.
Morning poetry. I am fathoming dreams
and off-color scenes--
PRAYING, at The Altar of Kerouac & Bukowski.
The Verse moves me into MOTION.
My Body becomes A Metronome.
I bob FORWARD and BACK,
alone with Thy Thoughts.
Notebook & coffee. They keep me COMPANY.
FREE ME FROM THE GRIP of THY DARKNESS.
DIVING into depths-- poetry.
Words cast BEYOND “The Simply.”
Depression. Delving dream-on demons
are thereupon PURGED (momentarily).
Gray skies & coffee-- preternatural DYNAMITE.
The Message-- it comes. Tho' not in The Way that One might EXPECT.
Wrecked, like Hesperus. Longfellow. DEATH HAPPENS. LIFE HAPPENS.
Follow Me into The Storie'd BREECH.
I beseech Thy Soul to REACH HEIGHTS
NEVER BEFORE IMAGINED.
Heaven sent-- pathways.
Lead Me to TRUTH.
Lead Me to
WHAT LAYETH BEYOND
The Scope and Breadth of
I leave, to thee, Kerouac & Bukowski--
An Offering. POETRY.
Praying at The Altar of Kerouac & Bukowski.
I AM SUFFERING.
And there is NOTHING, to say,
to CHANGE The Outcome.
Run. RUN. RUNNING,
with pen, into BATTLE.
Rattling Blind Minds
with soul-borne CRIES.
I sigh, and GAZE out
toward The Foggy Horizon.
I am singing SONGS
that doth not yet EXIST.
And if I MISSED anything,
it will so SURFACE.
Grant Me GRACE.
Grant Me GRACE,
oh POETRY GODS--
Hear Thy Prayer:
At The Altar
To which, I
(along with poetry):
A Tumbler Glass
Be it known,
that The Irony is
© 2018 Alexander Antonio Manzoni
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