Passionato – a poem by Bryan Edward Helton


when weather in eyes
		   	or word of others
begins dreary
		how glad
			    bone and breath
rebel				how blood
		how body says

come to a point - 		- lay the self

lengthwise & wise amid galaxies of grass

some green face     grins     shapes    remakes
the violent pulse		goes into the good

in a paradise of movement
			married to stillness

the smallest thrush

and weather in eyes 	clears 

leaves earth-brown	or your blue

insurgent 	burning into life

Bryan Edward Helton is a poet and fiction writer from Georgia. His work has been published or is forthcoming in South Florida Poetry Journal, Oracle Bone, and The Collidescope. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2019. He earns a living by driving a forklift for a logistics corporation.

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