kerry rawlinson – Ghazal for Running Away from the Circus

Ghazal for Running Away from the Circus When truth rejects speech, flee. The sentence for mute belief is steep. Risk is highwires without nets, just like belief. It’s a bestiary with no feeding tent; a lament of clowns; a sham. I’m a flying trapeze of belief. The circus breaks you. Makes you ache to see […]

kerry rawlinson – Desert Storm

Desert  Storm “In this era of big brains, anything which can be done will be done — so hunker down.” —Galapagos, Kurt Vonnegut I once collected colored plastic tags from bread-bag wrappers. The myth was: they’d buy wheelchairs for Vets. When you’re young you long to be deceived to believe this good thing, or that, […]