Street Letters

Posted: August 16, 2013 in literature, poetry
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Street Letters Final I

Street Letters Final by Rod C. Stryker

My poems flutter

across freeways and back streets,

fly this way and that,

inspire

motorists and pedestrians alike;

leaflets of a lost soul

looking for a home.

Many call the number

conveniently

inscribed on each poem,

but all they hear on

the other end is

a mournful howl,

a desperate scream

for love, art, life,

the child in all of us.

Pick up a rumpled, dirty page

lying on the side of the road,

remember the message

if not the poet,

it may just be you;

a child screaming,

alone in the dark.

 

by

Rod C. Stryker

This poem and art photograph were published in my current book, Lucid Affairs (Sun Arts Press). If you’d like to get a copy, click here: https://squareup.com/market/sun-arts-press

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Comments
  1. dtdeedge says:

    excuse me sir,
    but I am an officer,
    serving with the APLB,
    that is,
    the anti-poetry litter board,
    and we have had some complaints
    registered against screaming children
    streaming litter
    this way and that.
    I fear you have some ‘splainin to do…

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