Poem by Carmelo J Rizzo

 

Fruits to Grab

Wallow on your way tonight, the jackals in the dark are dressed to find and
kill your hearts desire

The neon lights are sure to please; the velvet rope to certainty is cut to bits and swallowed
by the blind man

Smoke from vents and alleyways crosses leggings leather straps and the ones that look
good know just what the fiends want

Backdoor winks, unsettled fears, the nights with no sound travels on to the land of milk
and honey that’s gone too far

last human now roaming free, clover bells from hidden caves ring deep
to tumbling rocks and then you run again

Multiplying vision dreams, the seaweed on eternal sand turns gray and
then bows out flowing to blue skies

A one way glass
Covers the eye flash on astral gold flights

Secrets are now left behind, boldly going no one knows through
loss of time and waiting fruits to grab on

 

Photography © Allison Goldin
Photography © Allison Goldin

 

Carmelo J Rizzo – beatnik bohemian troubadour poet, artist, musician, bmxer, surfer, gypsy pirate, health inspector, paranormal investigator, firespinner, filmmaker, photographer, tarot reader, minstrel street performer, shaman, philanthropist, and human being from Salem, Massachusetts. Host of “Rightin’ Words” poetry open mic/writers group in Salem. Works include his first chapbook, Compiled & Jumbled and featured in Zymbol Magazine autumn/winter 2013 issue.

Allison Goldin is an artist living in Cambridge. Her work is a collection of spontaneous drawings from the imagination. The most common link throughout her art are the semi-recognizable creatures scattered amongst and bringing together the surrounding doodles. She is currently studying Illustration at The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

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