Saturday, July 4, 2009

Two poems by Joe Quinn

by Joe Quinn

silent films

god loves us all
in small doses
but I don't want to be
a placebo

please excuse
my side effects
please excuse
this train wreck

I saw you
tied to the tracks
like a penny
taped down to the rails

and I stopped
to smell the roses
in your crown of thorns


couldn’t say a son

I still say the same thing
just in a different way
"you're going to die in this town"
from angry 18 and damning
to a lonely quarter century
of almost understanding

(I'll feel sorry for you
your hands don't seem to know how)

are you getting all Jesus on me?
he asks

they all get Jesus
they nail their feet to the ground

I want to be an angel
even if I have to paint a sky across this ceiling
and keep on climbing the walls

Author bio:

Joe Quinn is a 29 year old poet living in Kentucky. He's been published 50 times in over 20 publications. He has had two collections published, the newest of which, Love Story in Braille, is available online at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or He also has a website, Welcome Home Iron Lung.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

In the end, there can be only one.