(*For the runaway bunnies morphing into boys)
Good night you crooked little grapnel,
hanging on to possession
with the deference of a widow’s walk.
Good night to all the graphemes — back
slashes & sashaying greater thans buckling
brackets upon ballroom blitzes.
Rest easy tired tilde, till you are straightened
into an em dash — or simply
hyphenated between shut & eye.
Sleep well underscores, curly brackets
and ampersands. Asterisks notate inward
implosions as the parenthetical implies.
Brian Bruso has been putting words into various forms since just after reading Biddy and the Ducks prior to kindergarten. Those early 70’s were a blur, especially for a six-year-old. Fast forward a few decades and suddenly Brian finally has poetry worthy of submitting for publication. Since embarking on this newfound creature of submissions he has been included in several lit mags — LEVITATE, BirdHouse & Rathalla, so far.