Monday, August 31, 2015

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, The Wet Motorcycle


Wet Helmet Bandit, image by Daniel Y. Harris



The Wet Motorcycle


1.

of the wives and of the son
are sane, are vest and savage. 

of the movements, and repose
are riot, and Samaritan


2.

to follow kit and medal.  laying by. 
the eye, in evidence

is making prayer
is counting money

a giving thanks or self congratulation
a giving thanks or self congratulation

a person, a principle, who bind and loose
the parallel legs

the parallel arms
the body of straight lines


3.

the ways are few but roses
and there are caterpillars everywhere

and everything is real and everything is illusion,
my love. 


4.

at fortune, or pasture, a summons
or

roster.  a melody or loot
The stilted boot and recollection, charged, delayed

A landscape of one’s own.  A caper, in recruit. 
And darling, openly. 


Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino

StThomasino@nyc.rr.com 


Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino was born in Greenwich Village, New York, and was raised in both the city and in the country across the Hudson River in New Jersey.  He was educated at home, eventually to enter Fordham University where he received a degree in philosophy. In 2009 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Doctor of Arts in Leadership program at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.  His poetry has been translated into Italian, Greek and French and has most recently appeared in Verse Wisconsin and in The Dark Would: A Language Art Anthology (Apple Pie Editions, 2013).  

His play, Come Spring, Comes a Circus, was in October 2013 performed in Tbilisi, Georgia, in the Georgian language.  His poetry and prose have appeared in print and online at OCHO, jubilat, New York Tyrant, Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics, Onedit, EOAGH, GAMMM, Pindeldyboz, In Posse Review, elimae and in Barrow Street. 

His digital poetry has been anthologized in the Brazilian book, Poesia Eletrônica: negociações com os processos digitais (2008).  His e-chaps include The Logoclasody Manifesto (2008), Six Comets Are Coming (2009) and The Galloping Man (2010).  His most recent volume of poetry is The Valise (Dead Academics Press, 2012) from which the poem “The Archaeology of Palestine” has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  

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