Poems: Binghamton Poetry Project fall 2015 anthology

This evening, the Binghamton Poetry Project will be having their fall reading event – without me. I did want to share these poems which are my contribution to the fall 2015 anthology. All three poems are by Joanne Corey.

Timeline
          inspiration: Hayden Carruth

So, of course, today,
when I have somewhere
to be, my early morning
appointment runs late,
Riverside Drive is still
under construction,
like it was last year,
with detours still in place,
the parking garages
are falling apart,
partially blocked off
to avoid cars and motorcycles
getting crushed
like in the collapse
at Wilson this summer,
and the meters are only two hours
and I need more time.
Don’t I always need more time?
I park on Oak
where there are no meters
and walk
as quickly as possible
to the Downtown Center
to learn about climate change
and how bubbles in cores
of Antarctic ice
tell us the CO2 concentration
of the atmosphere
800,000 years ago.
My Fitbit vibrates to let me
know I’ve reached my step goal.
It’s not even ten o’clock.

*****

fall
          inspiration: Robert Lax

wind
blows
golden
fall
leaves

golden
wind
blows

leaves
fall

leaves
fall

leaves
fall

fall
wind
blows

golden
leaves

golden
leaves

golden
leaves

fall

fall

fall

fall

fall

fall

fall

 

 

fall
leaves

*****

process

the word
       phrase
       image
       thought
       memory

appears

refuses to leave

expands

runs through waking
                         walking
                         chores
                         driving
                         dreams
for hours
       days
       weeks

coalesces into lines
                          stanzas
                          poem

demands to be written

relinquishes some specifics
                                   details
                                   facts

creates space for mystery
                                the reader
                                truth

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Author: Joanne Corey

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