Monday, October 26, 2015

New Poetry by Michele Seminara

Your fierce face

on the pillow— 
brows spearing down towards
wide bisected koala nose
succulent lips 
acute resilient chin. 

Tonight you are troubled 
by concerns beyond your scope:
baffling sorrows
pervading childhood’s lair… 

Felt inside the strident pitch 
of your father on the telephone;
the tremulous tone 
of your mother's lullabies. 

Felt in the streak of the cat,
the slink of the dog;
felt in the dangerous pulse

of our home. 

- Michele Seminara 2015

Michele Seminara is a Sydney poet and editor of Verity La.

1 comment:

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I like how this poem deals with domesticity, it's so beautiful!