Patrick Donnelly (poetry, ’03): Patrick’s poem, “Which Makes Me, I Guess, the Muddy Colorado” appears in the current issue of Plume:
Which Makes Me, I Guess, The Muddy Colorado
…carved with the curious legend of my youth…
— Stanley Kunitz
What we learn from most pornography is
that a great many primates so professionally beautiful
as to make one’s teeth ache
have had congress with a great many other such primates,
though only a few seemed really that into it.
What only a specialized, expensive or amateur category of porn
reveals is that occasionally one of the immortals will,
as in Cavafy’s poem, condescend to love up
an ordinary person. Even the Grand Canyon
was full before it was empty: over the eons...[Keep Reading]…
Patrick is the author of Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Stahlecker Selections) (Four Way, 2012).