Stirring : A Literary Collection

Suzanne Frischkorn


of clean in my ear.
Once a carcass with a cock
lodged down his throat,

now an East Side Lazarus.

He swerves details,
the shot veins,
the way a drop glistens
the tip of a needle,

(because water would fill
his mouth and garble
its syntax.) He wants
to forget how his skin

convulses before the prick.

It's the pendulous drop
that scares me --
sure he'll try to catch
it on his tongue.

Date of Birth: April 15
Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Publications: Samsara Quarterly, Stirring V2:E9, Salt River Review, 2 River View, The Melic Review, The Isle Review, The Quasar Review, The Paterson Literary Review, 3rd Muse Poetry Journal, The Cancer Poetry Project Book, etc.
Chapbooks: The Tactile Sense (Alpha Beat Press 1996) and Exhale scheduled for a December 2000 release by Scandinavian Obliterati Press
Awards: Three time winner of the Sundress Poetry Slam

Stirring : A Literary Collection

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