THE TEN PAGES PRESS READER VOL. 1

Offering 41 is now available: The Ten Pages Press Reader (Volume I).

Thank you to all the contributors for such a quick response to my call for submissions. I am still accepting submissions for additional volumes.

Matterhorn
Keith Higginbotham

Heart, heart:
cataracts are not my scene.

The mirror
ricochets headphone
cymbals, keys.

Puzzle paper beats
its rope.

No is the stuff of aureoles:
a sterilized place already

zeroed
into pyramid sleep.

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THEME FROM NEXT DATE by Keith Higginbotham

The 26th offering from Ten Pages Press is now available: Theme From Next Date by Keith Higginbotham.

Jigsaw

figurative stitched-on
characters of the
picture plane, moving
the story
recurring a device, a passage
of caustic confessionals.

a head-on car
metaphor for a tortured
relationship in paint drips
and speech bubbles.  a green
hillside gestural embroidery
a resolution for metaphorical
approach.  also

simple:  faceless intimacy at
desks of potted
plants, a hint of glamorous
medieval delirium.

(This poem originally appeared in Liebamour.)