Poetry Porch: Poetry


Phalaenopsis Cygnus
     after a suicide

by Adam H. Tessier

Socrates says Name the parts.
Give each name an explanation.

I begin:
Cheekbones, hands, bones
of hands, bones. Aubrey,

after January I am
spent, the rent check
is late, there is no lover and you say

Come here, I have
an orchid, I will loan you
the things you need.

Copyright © 2008 by Adam H. Tessier.