Poetry Issue 5

   Issue#5: July - December 2005

Alex Gregorio


Memory


      That smell you do
      is the best thing yet.

      The more I think it
      the fonder its excitement stays,

      which is not bad.
      Only these days are not happy –

      the more I think it
      the more the need
      to be savage and entire
      reveals us had –

      a fidgety animal
      caged in delight

      wetting and wetting its whisker
      to remind.