2 poems by Jeff Weddle: Hello My Honey & Prairie

mountain and clouds scenery

photo from Michael Bourgalt (unsplash)

Hello My Honey

She was of the ancient path, 
frank beauty of flesh and circumstance 

desire in desperate motion
perpetual, almost. 

Bright flapper in bobs and beads 

a bathtub 
soaked with gin 
open armed, mysterious,
dancing to her own heat. 

An age born in her, 
the jazzed opening to roaring vistas, 
American, 
modern in every way.

Her delicious body
now a relic of quaint fire 

in the pages of books 
her lovely daughters yawn past 
her bones still brilliant, lost, 
boxed and put away.

Prairie

What if we all had a prairie to call home 
welcome land stretching far and deep 
to places dearly remembered
but invisible to words? 

What if we all had fierce winds 
to push back routine 
just fierce winds 
to remind us 
to do what needs doing 
while there is time?

What if we had 
the big wide blue above
and the small green underfoot?

Echoes of friendly voices 
a warm spot for sleeping 
and bright, loving eyes 
waiting for the next thing 
and splendor 
the sun on our fresh bodies 
and the next thing after that.



Amazon Bio: Jeff Weddle is a poet and writer living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He won the Eudora Welty Prize for Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the Outsider and Loujon Press, and has also received honors for his fiction and poetry. Jeff teaches in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama.




By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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