December 09, 2019

Charles Cicirella



Words and Gore (2016-04-04) poem unrhymed

"...Poetry is not an autopsy so stop lifting the sheet looking for a corpse..."

David Bowie Rain Ghosts (2016-05-02) cover story poem unrhymed

Will there ever be anyone remotely like him? No imitations, please...

Energizer Bunny (2016-09-12) poem unrhymed

"...When to push the river and when to say Geronimo..."

Dorian Gray (2016-10-03) cover story poem unrhymed

Yes, this is why we do it...

The Music in My Head Wants To Come Out and Play (2016-11-07) poem unrhymed

"...a Greek chorus rolling around your brain..."

Unfriendly (2016-11-28) poem unrhymed

"...misinform my best and most noble of intentions..."

4:11 AM (2017-01-16) poem unrhymed

"...I've never been a fan of the lesser evil, but I'm also smart enough to know which battles..."

Lyn #3 (2017-02-06) poem unrhymed

"...when I stare into the mirror and the mirror closes its eyes for good..."

Shake, Rattle and Dinner Roll (2017-03-13) poem unrhymed

"...rings true like lemonade on a hot day..."

Rainbow Sprinkles (2017-04-24) poem unrhymed

"...There's infinite wonder and an eternity of spectral surprises..."

Shogun Eyes (2017-05-22) poem unrhymed

" miners we're often underground for hours at a time praying the canary will find enough fresh air to breathe..."

Second Poem (Wink) (2017-06-19) poem unrhymed

"...Elegant Evocative Exuberant..."

Third Poem (Chuck Berry) (2017-07-24) poem unrhymed

"...And laid it all down..."

Fifth Poem (Looking Inward) (2017-08-21) poem unrhymed

"...the heat in the kitchen became too hot to handle and everyone ceased and desisted..."

Sixth Poem (Know Words) (2017-09-04) poem unrhymed

"...a simple smile and an invitation to the person behind the mask..."

Fourteenth Poem (Shovel) (2017-10-16) poem unrhymed

" those good for nothings just what a real bottom feeder looks and smells like..."

Everything's Dead (2017-11-06) poem unrhymed

"...someday I'll put away childish things and accept the death sentence of being a grown up..."

Point of No Return (2017-12-04) poem unrhymed

"...truth will not fail you nor will it take you for a ride..."

Dueling Banjos (2018-01-08) poem unrhymed

"...We're being led astray by a dog that cannot wag its tail and chew gum at the same time..."

Juicy (2018-02-12) poem unrhymed

"'s a dangerous proposition letting one's guard down..."

Slipping through the redacted cracks (2018-03-05) poem unrhymed

" a twelve foot mako shark..."

Stand Your Ground (2018-04-09) poem unrhymed

"...if we don't stand our ground sooner than later we're going to lose more than just our consciences..."

Dementia (2018-04-23) poem unrhymed

"...I can hear the wind howling through her bones..."

I Don't Know How To Grieve (2018-05-28) poem unrhymed

"...Grief and I have never quite seen eye to eye..."

Baby Doll Mask (2018-06-18) poem unrhymed

"...Rusted Midwest soliloques..."

Am I Alive (2018-07-16) poem unrhymed

"...Alice called and wants her looking glass back..."

Transformative (2018-08-13) poem unrhymed

"...until all of the diamonds turn back into coal..."

Modern Day Job (Wasabi Lawyer) (2018-09-03) poem unrhymed

"...not sure I'll ever feel at peace again..."

Getting To Know You (2018-09-24) poem unrhymed

"...Caught sight of you in that third eye waiting room..."

I Am a Phoenix (2018-10-15) poem unrhymed

"...dead before room service or the maid knocks on Heaven's door..."

Trying To Get Home (2018-10-29) poem unrhymed

"...Struggling every day since this songbird has gone radio silent..."

Brilliant Hues (2018-11-05) poem unrhymed

"...You can do your best to pretend the fall of Rome is not upon us..."

start (2018-11-26) poem unrhymed

"...advertised next to survival manifestos for the worried sick man..."

Book Rate (2018-12-17) poem unrhymed

"...inside a box marked insubstantial..."

Some Other Realm (2019-01-07) poem unrhymed

"...spin you a tale that will curl your toes..."

None of Us Are Safe (2019-02-04) poem unrhymed

"...Until we own up to our own culpability we're left exposed..."

end (2019-02-25) poem unrhymed

"...when I come out the other end..."

I Like the Groaners (2019-03-04) poem unrhymed

"...something more substantial than crow and light beer..."

Mailroom (for Kat) (2019-04-15) poem unrhymed

"...full of sugar and spice and everything nice..."

Gaunt (2019-05-13) poem unrhymed

"...musical explorations from coffee grounds and midnight oil..."

Vertigo ONWARD - FORWARD - INFINITE (2019-11-25) poem unrhymed

"...the only person in Cleveland who understood it's about the work and not the celebrity..."

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Charles Cicirella
Charles Cicirella

Charles Cicirella currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He began writing poetry at the age of fourteen in the year of who knows when. His first poem was about the moon. His poetry has recently appeared in Terminal Books Poetry & Prose: Volume 1, Red Fez, Thirteen Myna Birds, cryopoetry, Oddball Magazine, 2015 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology, On The Verge, Dear Cancer…The Anthology and Piker Press. In addition to poetry, he has written for in the Bob Dylan 101 section. He also does a radio show he posts online called Radio Ether.