Jagged Edge by Bruce Michael Foley


for Jimi Hendrix, Master Poet inspiration

Give my regards to Dolly Dagger, see her
smile as I pen my last words, opening the
envelope of my parting love letter, with a sharpened
stiletto that her mother gave her,

cruel cold Dolly, of my heart-broken tears,
see her disappointment for not having bled me,
with customary savage and frigid finality, Dolly

she drinks the blood from a jagged edge,

ask Jimi, he was there as a witness to her
evil witch ways, riding her broomstick West
to Frisco, up around Haight-Ashbury, talon finger
nails sunk deep, slicing scarlet furrows on the backs
of her prey,

here comes Dolly, dancing down the centuries
smelling of patchouli and Panama red, see her black
eyes shine from LSD fresh kill, wet, full lips of luscious beauty
dripping a sanguine death,

Dolly of the black heart soul, killer of lovers
on her eternal bed; here comes Dolly, dagger
hidden with leggy allure, a virgin smile in disguise,

one wink finds you dead.

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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