Apparently a failure in the self-promotion department, I’ve neglected to make a proper post announcing the availability of my new poetry chapbook, Recipes and How-To’s! Released in November 2017 through Red Flag Poetry, this collection of experimental poetry and abstract artwork may be purchased directly through the publisher: https://www.redflagpoetry.com/store/p17/Recipes_and_How-To’s_-_Virginia_Petrucci.html
It pains me to see you windowed
they can watch–you
from the safety of their winter air.
Your innards are deadprecious and I wanted:
street lives of perfect strangers
run about at all times-I wanted
to know the arches of your feet as you do mine
and the archive of your shame.
I want you to see me as the devil does: palatable and raw, and chasing a chance blue moon.
Purple dragons, eyes glazed and
wings left unclipped
form circles in the yard
on a lazy Sunday
Dark blood on the couch
men in hats
were here first
Rocks will say that; pay them no mind
Your fist, breaking an egg in
only strikes when I shout.
Cut loose your ties with expectation. Your dreams are charlatans, your memories, stalemating quarks. Listen only to the pull of your atoms and follow the discordant hum of your personal entropy.