Posted by: aprilcatherine2011 | January 11, 2012

Poem: “Trenchcoat”

I’ve been remiss in linking to my published poems.  “Trenchcoat” appeared on August 29, 2011, in Strange Horizons.  Inspired by a rainy season, an old raincoat, and countless black and white movies with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre.

Armor for Main Street,

Armor to face the world in, day by day.

A borrowed shape to fold your heart away,

More powerful than I have worn before.

A tough hide, used to smoking every night,

That’s heard a lot of bad jazz in its time.


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