The Woman with a Thousand Heads #18 – Glen Armstrong

Oh, crazy speech, liberated

from the cause itself!

Oh, human clamshell still

slippery with the grease of sex!


Oh, heaven-bound ephemera

above our houses like space junk

built from a much needed

summer rain! Oh, telltale


stain on the soul!

Oh, ghost of Otis Redding!

Oh, cheese course! Oh, secret

underpants or lack thereof!


Oh, breath and bardic convention!

Rise! Rise! Rise! Rise! Rise!




GLEN: Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in
Rochester, Michigan. He edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters and
has three recent chapbooks: Set List (Bitchin Kitsch,) In Stone and The Most
Awkward Silence of All (both Cruel Garters Press.) His work has appeared in
Poetry Northwest, Conduit and Cloudbank.

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