Author Archives: Gesture Press

About Gesture Press

Publisher of solicited poetry and related writing

The Other

we Others in their city are an and, a but, and a they these cities belong to their cars ready-made roads across meaning where we dwell in their afterthoughts in byways that once had the openness of villages the city … Continue reading

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The people’s avatar

This one-eyed jack, this pop-up, this joker This arrogator, this poor billionaire This matchstick to hard wood, this fire poker This bombastic firework flashing in air His flesh will fade since he’s simply mortal Brittle celebrity not withstanding His wife’s … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Trees

walking at night in the woods between my childhood home and the river fully awake and wondering, in a dream both strange and familiar particular trees reach out like lovers, breathing in their distinct rhythms rough skins pulsating with heat, … Continue reading

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Still Standing

white traces of a broom mark the blue where morning sky is swept clean dogs are silent and crows hold their tongues while citizens of Rathdrum stir in their sleep on the green where Parnell’s statue stands – ancient rebel … Continue reading

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elevation

down below in the swamp far from the clouds’ reflection in the lake without the aid of sun or any medicine far even from the pale light of stars I am still agile and in good spirits born with the … Continue reading

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Sanctuary (adapted from Psalm 24)

Raise high the roof beam carpenters Open wide the city gates Let those once turned away now enter Welcome the ones who are seeking shelter Who has the right to sanctuary? Who is pure enough to stand in a holy … Continue reading

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not merely words

not merely words for discord what makes the other rich the good old days again verseless penniless in debt til we die kicked out of paradise immersed in hard labour not glib and not sentimental daring not to encrypt ourselves … Continue reading

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