Crazed horses in her eyes

crazy horses

My Ekphrasis Is A Fraud
by Michele Seminara

on the head of the stick
shoved into his mouth
to choke violent eruptions

crazed horses
restrained beneath
brows of extreme malcontent

with her handkerchief
twisting and twisting
a noose around the wrist
of despair’s swollen neck

This is the picture I used to mask our love’s lament

*Inspired by Scottish artist Thomas Faed’s painting of a miserable couple, entitled “Faults on Both Sides”.

(First published in Deep Water Literary Journal 2013)


Published by

Jeremiah Walton

Oi ! I’m Jeremiah Walton. For the past ~3 years I’ve been bopping around the U.S. between hitchhiking + rubber tramping, running traveling bookstore Books & Shovels + indie publisher Nostrovia! Press. My focus is in-person distribution at open mics + features + busking. Word of mouth is a fulfilling & feels to be a more intimate promotional process. I’ve featured at the NYC Poetry Festival + San Francisco Lit Crawl + Snoetry Cleveland + Beast Crawl Oakland + This Lil Lit Fest + street corners across the country. There’s a handful of my books floating around the country, but most recently is “From Here Til Utopia” (Ghost City Press). Raccoons + coyotes are my companions. Hope you dig the poems, much love, thank you❤

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