Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Poetry by Peter Venable

Slow Motion 

A shadow sliding on an afternoon wall is slow 
Slow is glass flowing in colonial houses 
A sixty month stretch at Riker’s is slow 
Slow is squeezing an ice cube until it melts 
A food line at a refugee camp is slow 
Slow is a man on his walker at the Y indoor track 
A kidney stone squeezing through a duct is slow 
Slow is seven cycles of chemotherapy 
A dusk to dawn vigil in candlelit sanctuary is slow 
Slow is 21,600 seconds skewered on a cross

- Peter Venable 2016

Peter Venable, the author has written poetry for over 50 years and some are inspired out of (his) "monsters of the Id", a Forbidden Planet line. 

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