Terry Brinkman has been painting for over forty five years. Has Five Amazon E- Books. Poems in Rue Scribe, Tiny Seed, Jute Milieu Lit and Utah Life Magazine. Further publications include: Snapdragon Journal, Poets Choice, and UN/Tethered Anthologies, the Writing Disorder, Ink Pantry, In Parentheses, Ariel Chat, New Ulster.
His works have been previously featured on In Parentheses.
Look How They Treat Me Now
Back pocket of his trousers
On the day but one preceding
Reminded himself twice not to forget
Prime detachedly corresponding pocket
Knock or not to knock enter or not to enter
Inadvertently resting his feet
Now blowing not showing
Compressed hid hat on his head
Premeditatedly a stratagem
Sleepy Whale 322
How is she bearing?
Awfully cut up
Satisfy an animal need
Then chants Bottle of Sherry
She stormily wiggles forward
Her fog horn burial, repose
Pray for the worm’s breast bone
Down through a coal hole
Dare Devil Salmon Leap?
In the Sapphire air
Melt The Heart
Low tide of holy water star to behold
Under the railway bridge we hang
Melts the heart of the cold
Stumping around the corner she sang
Opened her eyes as wide as day
The Devil broke the hasp of the west
Her cream gown on, with a rip she’s throws away
Sail furled around the mast, boat at rest
Cow House Mad
Feathers hanging on a bird
Old bucko her neighbor Chad
The shepherd’s say they heard
Penny Pippin slid to third
October Baseball Cow house mad
Her sister Lady Trinidad
Beginning with the word
Death on the Vampire’s slab
Her unmentionables are now silk scrap
In its Alabaster Ivory light strap
Her end was so near
Blue eyes glistening with unshed tears
Lost seated near the worm
Her dancing over straw not woven
Girls laugh when they squirm
Kissed away the hurt-ness
Verge of tears always short sighted
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