Friday, 5 May 2017

4 Poems by Chad M. Horn

PROBLEM(S) WITH GLOVES

Once fit like a glove
- glove doesn't fit, must acquit -
hands swell, or wither

or gloves shrink, or stretch
or crack, or tear, or catch fire
or fall in toilets

or catch a disease
or catch an Artist's paint drops
or catch a bullet

or drop the ball (twice)
or lose their grip on the bat
or signal a walk

or smack the wrong face
or remove your fingerprints
or suffer rope burns

or irritate hands
or become separated
or one unravels


intoxication? or imagination?

i.

infatuation

ii.

intimidating
individual

iii.

injections in joints
interconnection anoints
inspection/ viewpoints


SNOOZE BUTTON BROKEN

stab me with clockhands
cut deep furrows in forehead
erasing smile lines

stroke away sparkle
wrinkle smooth facial canvas
ignoring alarm

internal springs sprung
no second-hand salvation
facial tic(k) tells tales

numbers fast fading
awaiting unwinding hour
embracing alarm


SECOND TIME AROUND AGAIN

Time to disillusion her allusion

Time to include myself in exclusion
Time to pass my gaseous diffusion
Time for a caffeinated transfusion!

Time to repent, (pardon my intrusion)

Time to draw myself out of seclusion
Time to draw an alternate conclusion


Bionote

Chad M. Horn is one of only two living recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society, (the other being fellow Kentuckian Wendell Berry). Chad serves as perennial emcee of Kentucky Writer's Day Events held throughout Kentucky.

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