Victor Clevenger Carrollton, MO poet

our living

poor

was pain
to you and i,

but when the
children were
young,

they were
none the
wiser.

& that was
a success we
accomplished
together.

 

–Victor Clevenger

 

because at gunpoint

everything becomes
relevant,

hot-drunk-soft-breath,

she always had
my attention

& I constantly
begged
her,

“Ma’am,
take your finger off of
the trigger & do damage
to me with only the cold
steel of your lips”

& she would

& this convinced me
that romance novels
on nightstands

were written about us.

 

–Victor Clevenger

Victor Clevenger is a poet in rural MO. His book (Least Bittern books) Come Here is a visual collection of short poems which really hit. With sugar. He has a chapbook Inside A Fishbowl, Looking Out (Shadow Ink Publications), a brain, a heart and a book forthcoming with Least Bittern Books.

 

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