Thursday 5 May 2022

5 Poems by James Reitter

 The Bone Song Revisited

Connections are growing weaker

by the day w/ every word typed
or written, every bend or twist.
Bands snapping under strain.
Ball popping socket.

When connections are gone
these bones will be floating
unconstrained and will stabilize
according to someone else’s law.

No Wings

Each day I am more

an Old Man just waiting
to be poked and prodded,
singing only at night.


James Reitter has been publishing poetry for nearly four decades. He is the author of a collection of poetry and artwork, Scratched Records, and runs the online literature and arts journal, Masque and Spectacle. As an Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, he lives in New York with his wife and pets. 

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