Lupercalia

My good friend Stephanie L. Harper has a book coming out! Pre-publication orders start next week. Let the ordering begin!

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Lupercalia

We probe into the distant    wintry
rest of white oaks & umbrella pines

moonlit with longing to thrill
in the feral     hesitant glints

that crack the black tourmaline cold
our eyes pursuing their penumbrae

until the brink of blindness    reaching
for our bloodline of lost

infidel selves     still bound
to the night’s crystalline tenors

As our illicit     newborn brothers were
abandoned to the Tiber     & delivered

keening for milk     to their mongrel lives
we     too     were borne by a savage river

to a mother    waiting on the Palatine shore

Capitoline Wolf

“Lupercalia” appears in my chapbook, This Being Done, which will be available for pre-sale purchase at Finishing Line Press, starting next week! Stay tuned for more announcements, including the order link on the Finishing Line Press website as soon as it goes live!

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2 thoughts on “Lupercalia

  1. Robert, thank you. That piece alone is worth the chapbook! I can’t wait until my thesis is finished. I’d so rather read great poetry like this than PubMed and the JAMA articles.

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