Bitch by Bruce Michael Foley



for Frank Stanford, Legendary Poet Of River Floods and Delta Moons

Maybe if I got down on all fours
begged like a dog, licking the dirty leather
black boots of your imaginary dominance
over me, maybe

I’d be given a special place in your chamber of
hurts so good torture,

maybe you’d cut me loose now and then when
well behaved, unlock the chain on my neck, to go
out into the sunlight and sing your dark praises,

telling everyone, especially young boys, what
a fox you’ve become, a real red-lipped, raven haired
vixen, a nasty but sexy thing of a lady

in the old time Cajun,
Southern Gothic whore way

with your killing cleavage, beauty mark cheek
and that big boxed diamond, circled in rubies
belonging to your recently buried husband,

the one you wear on your right middle finger,
that once graced the hand of his lovely dead mother.

cape-south-2-001Bruce Michael Foley about Bruce Michael Foley. I was born across the bridge from Boston, Massachusetts, in Cambridge, as July 4th fireworks exploded over the Charles River, just a stone’s throw from Harvard University. At age two, my family moved to Somerville, Ma.,where I was raised in a rough blue-collar environment, playing many sports. In 1998 I relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. Here, I work among special needs children and teach martial arts. Poetry began in high school, but took off in a more dedicated way in later years, along with resuming music studies, guitar. My poems are published in various anthologies; including Impressions, Prism, and the Mighty Voices Of Thunder Series, sponsored by the international poetry website, “Allpoetry.” I was a featured poet in Lyrical Somerville February 2015, a Boston based publication, as well as being an “Editor’s Front Page Pick,” for the month of March 2016 on Allpoetry. A defining moment that contributed significantly to further interest in writing was a First Place Award from the International Poetry Fellowship, for my poem, “Among Fields of Cotton.” Presently, I am happy to have the opportunity to explore various forms of poetry with Mr. Bruce Isaacson, Poet Laureate of Clark County Nevada.

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