Nude Standing by the Sea
Straddling the blue equator you heaved your pyramids skyward,
people preened on the polished floors. Gaggles of anxious
caucasians scowling at golden angles tangled in concave
fluorescence. When they kill the lights and clear off, the night
watchman weeps for all those sad Pollocks posing as colours of
stars. Blue pastels turn black in nights pooled beneath yesterday’s
eyes - gray, slack, like blood lodged in ankle veins, the edges of
oncoming storms. Standing near the edge of the sea have you
noticed the smell of the palms in the rain? It’s like that feeling you
get, leaving some place you’ll never get back to.
Karl Green is a poet and songwriter based out of Atlanta, GA. Karl’s work has appeared in MSU Denver’s Roadrunner Review, Spectra Poets, and a slew of regional printed zines distributed by various underground publishers. Karl Green currently writes songs and performs with the band Sunset Pig from Atlanta, GA/Brooklyn, NY.
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