In a Silver Suit and with Worn Hat by Ray Succre

He passes terminations, through loves,
through a lockbox degree of life,
heart rollicked shut as a music box to keep its fortune alone,
how all that young quickening was hell in him, now on him,
like house-arrest collar— eyes, nape, and tawny hands
warped thinly under breath’s friction,
in a silver suit and with worn hat,
leaving in the day the tracks of his game-print,
his feet and their rumba down block and block,
avenue to street, the month by year—

these are easily snowed tracks,
stamping but slight on the times,
but stamping, terminations and loves,
to tread still more on the ancient world,
the modern route,
the gamble of a movement on the isolated hill.


One Response to “In a Silver Suit and with Worn Hat by Ray Succre”

  1. Ray Succre is an undergraduate currently living on the southern Oregon coast with his wife and son. He has had poems published in Aesthetica, Poets and Artists, and Pank, as well as in numerous others across as many countries. His novels Tatterdemalion (2008) and Amphisbaena (2009), both through Cauliay, are widely available in print. Other Cruel Things (2009), an online collection of poetry, is available through Differentia Press.

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