UNDERGROUND VOICES: POETRY
JOHN DORSEY

the land of over sized children

i.
someone said we are
the children of god
jesus and george washington
the sun hung super
sized with
                    emotion

whispering love is simply
misdirected hate with a
cherry on
                  top

ii.
here we are seething
with regret it is
the swooning love song
of the dead perhaps
everyone you've ever known
has called it
                      magic


the last stencils on earth

it figures that the
last product of real
revolution would be hiding
in some cellar in
mexico pancho villa
gene bloom together
swallowing words soaked in
blood fighting mad in
the sacramento sun they
don't make bullets like
this anymore some say
they never
              did


sacred alphabet of love

city sing me your
sacred alphabet of love
i sit weeping on
your steps a ghost
waiting in the ruins
of history's sandbox a
stolen kiss made in
the factory of an
alien god i remember
the years when love
didn't get my address
wrong when i would
sit on a bench
in rittenhouse square waiting
silently as the rain came
down like a fallen
soldier in palsied revolt
spelling out all of
the ancient sonnets in
between each moment of
heavily revised
                         sanity

if only you would
sing to me
                  now


John Dorsey currently resides in Toledo, OH. He is
the author of "Harvey Keitel, Harvey Keitel, Harvey
Keitel" with S.A. Griffin and Scott Wannberg,
Butchershop Press/Rose of Sharon Press/Temple of Man,
2005, and "Moshing With The Cosmos" with Iris Berry,
Magenta Press, 2005. He can be reached at
archerevans@yahoo.com







2007 Underground Voices