Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Short Poetry By Joe Milford

Joseph Victor Milford, is a writer and professor born in Alabama. He has been writing poetry for two decades now, and his first collection of poems, Cracked Altimeter, was published by BlazeVox Press in 2010, and he is now the host of the Joe Milford Poetry Show.  He is the co-founder of BACKLASH PRESS, which publishes a quarterly journal and a collection of books of poetry and prose. He is also the editor of RASPUTIN, a journal of poetry which publishes weekly. 

                                                                   Joe Milford

my soul

an origami airplane
lit with a lighter
thrown from  a truckbed
70 miles per hour


how many
did you lose
I did
Not lose
This one.


make me feel sick
like a cigarette butt
with a red ring
of lipstick on it


there is an angel
curved within
the blade
of the scythe
and vice-versa
the devil is
pre-cursor to all
angels in this life


the ocean had amnesia

so we showed it

 its smallest shell


A carbon nanotube contains millions 
of atoms which remain single molecules 
even though they stretch almost as wide 
as the period at the end of this sentence.


Somehow I know
that there is an 
empty Coke bottle
on the surface of 
the Moon

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