Poets on the Porch preview: G Emil Reutter

G Emil Reutter. Photo by Katie Reutter
(G Emil Reutter. Photo by Katie Reutter)

As Fox Chase gears up for its second annual Poets on the Porch event at Ryerss Museum and Library, six of the seven poets slated to read at the event have shared some of their work with us. You can see them perform other works at Ryerss on Aug. 20 at Ryerss at 1 p.m.

Anticipation By G Emil Reutter

Morning is quiet, traffic slow, call of train echoes through streets.  Praying man kneads the beads  on the steps to the church, recites.

Nine miles away an old fighter lays on a sidewalk, writes letters with a pen that doesn’t work.

Out of sync, misfits and missteps lead to sidewalks and church steps of crack pipes and flasks.

In tap rooms, clubs, for those who leave with someone that gnawing inside.

Darkness of early morning settles in as the praying man sits on the steps, boxer drifts to sleep, neon lights of night life turn off

First published in Indigo Rising Magazine

 

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