Saturday, November 20, 2010

Peter Marra

Peter Marra is a writer who lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Among his influences are Tristan Tzara, Paul Eluard, Edgar Allan Poe, Russ Meyer, and Roger Corman.
He has been published in, Yes Poetry, Maintenant 4, Beatnik, Crash, Danse Macabre, Caper Literary Journal, and Clutching At Straws.
He is currently constructing his first collection of poems.

animals clothed

animals clothed in
yesterday’s night sweats
run into the meadow

clothed in concrete
always checking the time
watching and  waiting for

something to change
ridden by women
women always laughing

without smiles
lightning rinses out their minds
while the clowns touch each of them

the women greedily
guard their prey
and strangle them

by the telephone poles

(somebody tell them
what went wrong