Wild Goose Poetry Review

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Annmarie Lockhart, Carnival

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Annmarie Lockhart
CARNIVAL

from the top of the ferris wheel,
the lower limit of the pinprick stars,
you can see the girl wander off,
turn her back on the
clown comfort conformity
give up the sticky suburb
cotton candy for sickly
neon, pole music
scrap salvage needle pop
life of another circus, one
that doesn’t leave town,
sequin parade of dollar bill
g-strings where make-up
covers bruises and midnight
hardens the soft flesh of every
bruised imported peach

Bio: Annmarie Lockhart is the founding editor of vox poetica, an online literary salon dedicated to bringing poetry into the everyday. She lives in northern New Jersey, two miles from the hospital where she was born.

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Written by wildgoosepoetryreview

February 14, 2013 at 12:33 am

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  1. Oh, Annemarie, what a gem of a poem…it made my heart race. Great to meet up with you again in these pages.

    kmerrifi

    February 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    • What description. I applaude you, Annemarie, for diving ‘deep’ into the image here.

      Patty Cole

      February 18, 2013 at 11:54 pm


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