Amy Barlow Liberatore… stories of lost years, wild times, mental variety, faith, and lots of jazz

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Image by L. Diane Wolfe, used by permission of the artist

Edgy

In the left corner
Invisible
I
maneuver this heady circumference

Rough and jagged as
I
and just as blue
Stepping lightly, lest

I
fall into the bowl
scratching again with nails
bloody from the task

See the marks from
years past
No one else here so
I

continue my inchworming
Whoops! that damned crag
I
hit it last time around

Slipdip and down
I
go, clawing my way to the top
like a silicone starlet

There is no end to this
circumspect circumnavigation
I
am doomed, Sisyphus in ceramic

© 2013 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads’ Ella interview L. Diane Wolfe, a photographer whose work has been evolving for over 23 years; Ella found her on deviantart.com. Diane graciously offered the Toads some of her pieces to use as inspiration for poetry.

Also “in the margin” at Poets United, my other outlet!  Peace, Amy



“Extreme” by Jaime Clark, used by permission. *

SCREWED OVER AGAIN (a shadorma)

She seems fine

Beneath the surface
heartbroken
and punctured

He dug deep in his toolbox
Used piercing hardware

© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil

Imaginary Garden with Read Toads asked for a shadorma based on one of many photos by talented photographer Jaime Clark, who graciously allowed all toads (!) to use on our blogs. Hooray for sharing! I’ll return the favor with a link to Jaime’s site below. This is, as always, also posted at my poetic woodshop, Poets United.  Peace, Amy

* View more of Jaime’s magnificent photography HERE AT HER SITE.