Flowers #24

Here’s a poem, first up for NaPoWriMo and part of the larger, “Flowers” series…


Flowers #24  


                         extinguish                   the mortal

                                                        petals                          —  longing

                                                                      for a life living             –beyond

                                                                this one            short as a dime

                                               held up by cones and           short rods

                                                                                         short at the shore


                                                                           the alabaster demon nude as language

                                                                           with hips that swivel



Max Wolf Valerio (c) April 1, 2014



Welcome to the world of Hypotenuse Wolf

I’m doing a poem a day challenge for NaNoWriMo. These are going to be a little rough around the edges, like any notebook would be. But, hopefully, inspired. Certainly, an experiment on the edges where discipline meets inspiration, or possibly, as the days go by – just necessity. Pulling a poetry rabbit out of my hat! So, if you’re reading, thanks!

Here we go, a poem a day! For national Poetry

I am Hypotenuse Wolf here, and – actually, Max Wolf Valerio.