Two Poems by Regina Green

ode to bukowski

hey you lucky son-of-a-bitch bastard

i whipped my head around
wondering who the jerk was
but the giggly jiggling blonde on my arm
purred “just ignore him…”
like she’d been through this very
same situation a thousand times before
the men walking with her
suddenly bad little boys

and then
a brush of bouncy breast
against my bicep
and i thought
he’s right

i am lucky


and the blood goes everywhere

i’ve given myself over to poets with
their hearts wound round their knees
with tongues that announce every
elevator coming down, with bones like
shirred curtains, reminders of anonymous
flesh and petite gross incomes.

poets who love propaganda, tar and
jungle and hotel rooms that smell
like cigarettes and semen. there’s a
painting that hangs crookedly over
a bed, the lamp with a bare light
bulb, the telephone off the hook.
it’s silly to think you’re alone
in a sea of chronic masturbators.

i love a dirty thought, the way you
write it down and it becomes more

7 Responses to “Two Poems by Regina Green”

  1. 2 good poems to start off the line-up of some very good poems from the women.

  2. thanks so much!

  3. lynne h Says:

    two fine poems, but have to say I favor #2…Good job Miss Regina!!

  4. […] ONS fans and friends — your whereabouts this week: Stephanie Green gave a lovely mention to the STARRY RHYMES project! // I read at a milestone Poetry At The… (it was great), and as a result, have a poem here // new work from one-time Read This submitter Megan Pugh // Two new poems from Regina C Green […]

  5. I like both of these a great deal. The first gave me the longest pause and I went to re-read again and again. The second has a wonderful feel to it…honest and lively but sad.

  6. fantastic work regina!

  7. thanks everyone for your kind comments!

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