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Jon Mahaffie : Writing

Chromosomes of Some Chrome

Chromosomes of Some Chrome

A Poem by Jon Mahaffie


like wrought iron and wine,our blood is divineas a brittle lyre and vinethat twist/unwind like a kindof fish on the beachspending the last of his time..
Heartwood

Heartwood

A Poem by Jon Mahaffie


As conifers crouched low in the field,Like white tailedhaunches scared and still,Spikingthe brush with mottled brights,You stood with them. You were l..
Resistance

Resistance

A Poem by Jon Mahaffie


Fingers rub-bumpon the glossof strawberries,fresh as grass-stains;Bikinis, doffed in adripping slop andwrapped wet to a chairare porous and stretch;Fi..
The Last Work

The Last Work

A Poem by Jon Mahaffie


I found the fossils, I found the work sites,I found the dead ends and sinking bones,I found the last work done in UtahIn the windpipe of the desert.Th..
Leila Palilalia

Leila Palilalia

A Poem by Jon Mahaffie


Her legs were longerthan the phraseKindergarten butcher paper unpredictabiltyAnd justAs true...as a mind-definedGhost in a thunderstorm of viscous gro..
The Time is Now

The Time is Now

A Poem by Jon Mahaffie


Salt Lake City is a showWith a chain link curtainOn the upslope of father's leg,Socked inmountains.The mountains are a heapOf scoliosis spines eaten b..
Circle of Hands

Circle of Hands

A Poem by Jon Mahaffie


A perfect fifth isas hopefulas the concept of music isas foreignto the deafas -as is- isasymmetricalto the buyerand the pluckynumbers that closehis ci..
Minute Canoes

Minute Canoes

A Poem by Jon Mahaffie


The square rootsof autumndivideby definitionand slow untilcrescent arcsof descent cradleeach leaf intoa grass grave,until they browninto minute canoes..
Firefly

Firefly

A Poem by Jon Mahaffie


When it died, our fireflyI told you, my lips a sliced lineI knew this had a name,That, as a matter of fact,I knew I didn't know,This sour and sectile ..
Gnosis (FF #3)

Gnosis (FF #3)

A Story by Jon Mahaffie


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