Peter Magliocco Debuts

The Summer Fields Near Piscataway

Past the moon, past the shadow
where you grew  up in New Jersey
I remember the way it was with you:
the never believing,
the never caring
of your well-crafted song & dance
got you through a skewered youth
impeding your destiny

& you danced barefoot
like a sylphaamid the crab grass
of florid fields
feeling some adoration
(of sun & shadow:    touching
brows of miscreant wanderers
leering at you, your supple self –)

sweat-tinged summer dress
“patterned by blue petals”
you danced for them, the creatures
of all assembled elements

hearing your trespassing footfalls
strike the drums of dirt
with lightness of summer breeze.

The song became you    & female forms
growing like a shoot
through your intemperate

shaking roots & tendrils
of old nature attacking
your young legs     with earthy

hunger for
a free spirit’s


— Peter Magliocco writes from Las Vegas, Nevada, where he’s been active in small press circles for several years. His latest poetry book is Poems for the Downtrodden Millennium from The Medulla Review Publishing.


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