Two Poems: M.J. Iuppa

In Poetry on November 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm



A bare chested man, with long dirty blonde hair parted down
the center, sits on the top step leading into the town hall.
Neatly tucked under his armpit is his black & white border
collie. The dog needs a license. The man lost his in an incident
outside the tattoo parlor. The cop was waiting for him. He couldn’t
deny the dog was his–her portrait freshly inked over his heart.


Humoring Warhol

I taught him how to look– like this–
lips pursed with a little surprise,
a beauty mark, a lost
eyelash– no, Andy, like this–

Take 4 sips of drab coffee
and think about it in color.


M.J.Iuppa lives on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario.  Her most recent chapbook is As the Crows Flies (Foothills Publishing, 2008) and second full length collection, Within Reach, (Cherry Grove Collections, 2010).  She is Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Arts Minor Program at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY.


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