Solid Quarter

Blood Jet Poetry Series in New Orleans, weekly poetry and music as well as open mic performances

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Visit New Orleans Poetry Fest for the annual 3 day poetry festival directed by Bill Lavender and Megan Burns.

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Day 3: 30 Days of Tunechi for National Poetry Month

“to assume love where none exists” –J. Weiners

been left waiting in the all along
canal birded watched the water spill
this land concrete to broken path to here 
where grew weeds to rust and back again
neighborhood fringed with death
this gun barrel mouths my next
what can you trust
to die young like every other young
martyred in t-shirts
save a day for a light walk binding 
the flow from shot metal muzzles 
warm kisses the very breath
that keeps you under
tuned to the pitch 
and you sing like a mothering
you sing like your life depends on it
you sing and crawl your way up out of the cavern
of death called this ward 
curdling dreams

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