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September 26, 2022

Articles by Rp Verlaine



[Poem]

Poem

A Present Tense (2019-05-13) poem unrhymed

Rp Verlaine has a MFA in creative writing from City College and taught in NY schools for many years. Although he no longer teaches, he continues to write and do photography in NYC. Rp's most recent poetry collection, Femme Fatales Movie Starlets & Rockers was released in 2018.

Another Soulless Dance (2019-06-10) poem unrhymed

"...the music's dead pulse mirrors our smiles..."

Getting to There (2019-07-08) poem unrhymed

"...the choreographed cornered escape..."

Exercise (2019-08-05) poem unrhymed

"Every mistake kissing her meant..."

Betting Slips (2019-09-02) poem unrhymed

"...To you I'm a gamble/gambler who warms the dice..."

Recluse (2019-12-09) poem unrhymed

"...all compliments are traps, rot of the mind..."

Tublular (2020-01-06) poem unrhymed

"...I can't leave you or stay here..."

Flux of cycles on hold (2020-02-03) poem unrhymed

"...handcuffed to our sins..."

Insomnia (2020-03-09) poem unrhymed

"...one eye on the clock to watch numbers change..."

The Art Class (2021-03-08) poem unrhymed

"...it's not just her makeup that's flawless..."

Cruise Ship Entertainment (2021-03-29) poem unrhymed

"...I dream of her spinning while I throw kisses..."

Another Shooting in America (2021-04-26) poem unrhymed

"...Second degree felony instead of terminal stupidity..."

For Sharon (2021-05-31) poem unrhymed

"She just is all that magnificent..."

Wounds Will Be Left (2021-06-28) poem unrhymed

"...trying to remember her..."

The Moving Target Stumbles (2021-08-02) poem unrhymed

"...I've more questions, little evidence or clues..."

Last Train Out (2021-08-30) poem unrhymed

"...is she whispering goodbye..."

All the World & Cassie (2021-09-27) poem unrhymed

"...all I took for granted and lost without honor..."

This Circus Act (2021-10-25) poem unrhymed

"...Just another thing to repair with whiskey..."

Vision (2021-11-22) poem unrhymed

"...Her dialogues are puzzles of ennui and violation...

A Year on Hold (2020) (2022-02-21) poem unrhymed

"...Irony of closed bars and finding myself drinking far more..."

Updates (2022-03-28) poem unrhymed

"...In any obsession tortured doubt crawls past reason..."

Pain Reduction (2022-04-25) poem unrhymed

"...It's a day already half over with..."

Footprints (2022-05-23) poem unrhymed

"...while men whistle their sad desperation in wounded catcalls..."

At the Rock Club (2022-06-20) poem unrhymed

"...it always hurts to see you leave..."

While We Drink (2022-08-01) poem unrhymed

The Abyss Calls (2022-08-29) poem unrhymed

"...miraculous sidesteps needing minute logic..."

Chaos Finds Me Even in Dreams (2022-09-26) poem unrhymed

"...I was sleeping when her midnight call came..."

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