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“Fever Tempest”

Original watercolor by Eric Ward, © 2018. All rights reserved.

Fever Tempest

(Meditations On Dylan’s Murder Most Foul)

“I am the dead dog’s last stand (this) visceral power of edges and ends”


Of a sudden


Full of glances

Watch me bleed


Your beautiful claws


Come my

Spirit guide


Thought from

The bare essence

Of blind


Of a sudden


Big jewel

Of a voice


The full face

Of God


Eye outside

The clouds


Rapt with attention


Of a sudden


Flash teeth

And grieve


A public stage

That has

Fallen away

Into sweet scars

Of pestilence


Into tears

& ash


Full of memories


Driven kisses


As the leaves.

by John Aiello

May & June 2020


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