Go JoeGO Go! Poems for José Gouveia, Day Eight: Elizabeth Hanson

Oddball Magazine will be publishing ongoing tributes to José Gouveia to in the hopes of raising awareness of the Joe Gouveia Recovery Fund, an effort to help offset the costs of the poet’s upcoming cancer surgery.

 

In the moment
For Jose Gouveia

The last line
Into your body
Defuse
Wafer
Wine
Who would
not recognize your voice ?
So many times
you have risen off
the ground
like a curl of ash like
A bird of prey
You feast on memories
You dine on their disbelief
You will not stay down
You will not roll over
Belly up Gutted No
You sing to them
of blood passing through
The wall of worlds
Passing through
The very foundry of life
Your soul you sew to your back as you drip sonnets of your pain
Into their waiting hands

 

Elizabeth Hanson is a member of The Bagel Bards. Her work most recently appears in their latest anthology and in Ibbetson Street. She has featured in venues that include Poetry: The Art of Words and the Plymouth annual Poetry Showcase.

Oddball Magazine will be publishing ongoing tributes to José Gouveia to in the hopes of raising awareness of the Joe Gouveia Recovery Fund, an effort to help offset the costs of the poet’s upcoming cancer surgery.

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2 Comments

  1. This is about community !
    We are all journeymen –
    All Artists , our medium of choice
    Varries .

    Thank you Chad
    Thank Oddball Magazine !
    Thank you Jason

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