Crossing Legs

in see, in captaincy
in collar, see. in carpenter.

the fathering. in senate
the reckoning, in senate

this is the hole in your roof.
this is the bed you carry on your back.

this is the usual undoing.
the fathering, upon the doing.

this is walking, heel and toe
this is walking on toes.

this is passing lip to lip and hand to hand
this is your pretty clothes, she knows

in starts and phrases. starts, and in dispraise
and in habit being like and being unlike.


Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino
Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino has new poetry and prose online at Verse Wisconsin, at Moria and at Nthposition. In 2009 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Doctor of Arts in Leadership program at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. In his spare time he writes at his blog, The Postmodern Romantic, and edits the online poetry journal, Eā€¢ratio.,