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,


motorists and pedestrians alike;

leaflets of a lost soul

looking for a home.

Many call the number


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.



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:

  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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