2 poems from Michael Igoe – September 2022

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Boundary Waters

Beyond the Pale                                                                                                                                      no one goes,                                                                                                                                  within or without.                                                                                                                                                  Here it's important                                                                                                                                              in sleep consistent                                                                                                                                            without  presence                                                                                                                                         of a towering idol.                                                                                                                                              The trestles of  viaducts,                                                                                                                                     shelter for working men.                                                                                                                                 Rock salt covers                                                                                                                                                      calloused hands.                                                                                                                                                       As for myself, I require,                                                                                                                                        the birth of every desire.                                                                                                                       Palm print saying                                                                                                                                               I need to wrestle                                                                                                                                                   with all the trees.       

Remittance Man

He plants the rough kiss                                                                                                                                    on the left of her cheek.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       It brings to mind                                                                                                                                         a former motive                                                                                                                               and base moves.                                                                                                                                                                        She gauges intentions                                                                                                                                  out of a pale archway,                                                                                                                                  by her sleight of hand.                                                                                                                                  It's understood                                                                                                                                       why he continues.                                                                                                                                              In the arched smile,                                                                                                                                  warming a window.                                                                                                                                        It’s a great day                                                                                                                                          in the morning.                                                                                                                                       Neither knew                                                                                                                                       she was equal,                                                                                                                                              to expanding sets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of mere explosion.                                                                                                                                                                       Of good luck aware,                                                                                                                                                         the washstand brings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Where with mascara                                                                                                                                                                           her eyes are opened. 

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