Xochilt O'Leary Poems

Xochilt O'Leary Poems

1Extortion
2In The Black

Best Poem of Xochilt O'Leary

Extortion
He stamped her heart with 'payment received'
and he tossed her out like yesterdays garbarge,
fishbones and unmentionable's, the stuff nightmares
don't even want. Once she was as fresh as a clean sheet of xerox paper, then blacked, like an old negro spiritual,
broken, but whole. . . .
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In The Black
erasure marks make imperfect
the ledger, with expenditures
like rings on trees, each significant
of epochs, births, deaths of loved ones, deaths
of marriages, erasures leave marks, rendering imperfections
of live's budget. . . .
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