Author Archives: chester maynes

About chester maynes

poet, and a lover of music and books.

The Sanctuary

Ground of green. Creek of pristine. Mounds and mounds in extremes. Some dragonflies seduce the queen. The woods are mellow. Countless flowers in yellow. There’s a frenzied sound like a violoncello. Clouds formed the face of Longfellow. Rhythm of madness is … Continue reading

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Dorsey

You hide yourself with a new name. Longer, black, curly hair with a highlight of gray. Branded boots, leather coat. Accent so outlandish. Like a tone of a Victorian, regal queen. You departed a life of many beatings. From a … Continue reading

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these feelings

candid. these feelings. all kept deep within. with you, i’ve exposed. these feelings. what’s to hide when actions cannot be denied? these feelings. they come from my soul. if i love you, i can’t just be on my own. these … Continue reading

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you can’t

you can’t break a bone stronger than you. you can’t occupy a space far from you. you can’t love me when you hate yourself. you can’t find me when i’m in deep troubles.   2019

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Saturday

Time’s queer, the little rain has swift and angry drops. Cold outside, the thoughts of fire sink and drift. I’m meeting the afternoon with restless bones and intimidation.   2019

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a machine & a junk

a machine & a junk. littering on a bunk. in the corner of our space. conjuncted in many ways. who promotes harmony? who discards disunity? we prevail fair and justice. we summon a good masterpiece. one loves the other. a … Continue reading

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heathen

all the pine trees are tall. you’re too short, pinned on the wall. speedy and haste. a broth to taste. what i see is revelry. a feast to approve, not tragedy. jump from the high hill. landed, broken and killed. … Continue reading

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