Bonus Cut Poetry: “Poetry Genius” By Janet Navarro


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This installment features guest-writer Janet Navarro.

written in honor of poets and lyricists everywhere”

Poetry Genius
By: Janet Navarro

All hot and brash with your
cowboy hat cool
you write like a rock star
etching on monuments
erected with phrases
that emerge
out of the primal gully mud
you allow yourself to wallow in.

I think it’s the same slurry you
use like a spa mask to open
pores toward the sun
lines can transform
that stained armpit feel I get
sometimes from life —

You know –
that feeling of
linger from trying on
Goodwill blouses
with the bleached over traces
of someone else’s

— well, your stanzas
glean pearls
from those
closets and
turn traces of stale sweat
into moments
of full-mooned-happy-go-lucky
and memories of open-topped
Jeep rides
when Stairway to Heaven
carried us home.

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One thought on “Bonus Cut Poetry: “Poetry Genius” By Janet Navarro

  1. Anonymous says:

    bringing in the ringer!

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