Maxwell Ryder : Writing

Never arrived

Never arrived

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


The same stars Hang in the same Night sky; Millennia unfold, Still they abide; Watching events Unfold over time, As they did then, Making moc..
Inverted lung

Inverted lung

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


There’s a tree I planted Outside some school I went to years ago I imagine it’s grown Into a majestic, Inverted lung, Soaking up P..
Red stump

Red stump

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


I packed the Marlboros Shed the plastic wrappper, Tossed it in the bin; Lit the cig behind my hand, Bracing in a stiff North wind; Took one look ..
Vanity

Vanity

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


Get on a pedestal, Turn into stone, For all inhabitants Of Florence and Rome Your vanity awaits Its permanent throne.
My skeleton

My skeleton

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


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Skull and Crossbones

Skull and Crossbones

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


I feel like I was born in a biome, Neither desert or bayou; Dry Hot Humid, Cold Pulled, stretched, wrenched As prey to carrion, Weather picki..
Flying f*ck

Flying f*ck

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


Do f***s really fly? They say pigs don’t; But when push Comes to shove, Both do, off heights.
Chiton crunch

Chiton crunch

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


Cicada moltings Clinging On crampons, Ascending oak trunks; Bolted in, Eyes bugged, Focused on the summit above; Mountaineers fall From Ever..
God didn’t say...

God didn’t say...

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


The solution isn’t eating babies. Nor is it Trump’s Big Macs; The solution is in the stolen tax; the tithing Uncle Sam demands. God d..
Raven’s call

Raven’s call

A Poem by Maxwell Ryder


The raven’s call, Long and sonorous, Is the battlecry of Fall; It’s a sound Which yellow The leaves in fear, Shaking the boughs Of..

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