Half Drunk Muse Poetry


Howlings by Jerry Vilhotti

Situated near a bay across from an island where
Burt Lancaster an East Harlem kid as the “BirdMan”
once did his universal howl beneath steep hills that
plunged toward waters that were to become grave
fields for seals and dolphins in a deep depression
that daily wrestled with air currents of great magnitudes
of velocity stood a ballpark where a game was played
by a team that left The Big Apple for more money to the
left coast, from April to sometimes October pseudo frolicking
among winds that howled like the cries of all those abandoned
wearing hearts of gray uniforms while holding candles to the dark.

View bio for Jerry Vilhotti Published in Spring 2004

About HDM

Half Drunk Muse was one of the first poetry ezines. It was founded in 1999 and ceased publication in 2006.

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