Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Splitting At The Seams by Victor Clevenger

it was one
of our
longer
arguments
& afterwards
band
of horses
played
no one's
gonna love you
& I had
Todd
Moore’s
dead reckoning
opened
when she said
you’ve
got
compassion
& crazy
& I’m
not sure
you’ve
found a good
balance
between
either one
of them
okay I tell
her
maybe you’re
right
& then again
maybe you’re
wrong
maybe I’ve
got a real good
balance
& maybe I’ve
figured that
out by
reading this
poem here
on page
32
& thinking
hmmm
that seems
quite
appropriate
for our
situation







About Victor Clevenger:

When not traveling the highways across America, Victor Clevenger spends his days in a Madhouse and his nights writing poetry.  He lives with his second ex-wife, and together they raise six children in a small town northeast of Kansas City, MO.  Selected pieces of his work have appeared in print magazines and journals around the world, as well as at a variety of places online.  His work has been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology, as well as the Pushcart Prize.  Victor’s most recent published collections of poetry include a split book with Tom Farris titled Ginger Roots Are Best Taken Orally (EMP, 2018), A Finger in the Hornets’ Nest (Red Flag Poetry, 2018), and On The Tip Of Our Tongues (Analog Submission Press, 2018).  He can be reached at: facebook.com/thepoetvictorclevenger 

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