Shirley Alexander

Rookie - 1 Points (Somewhere under heaven, Georgia, USA)

Shirley Alexander
Do you like this poet?
6 person liked.
1 person did not like.

Shirley Alexander lives in Crawford GA. Her poetry, short fiction, photography, and art have appeared in numerous local and regional publications.

Any messages to the poet are welcome. more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Comments about Shirley Alexander

more comments »
Read all 2 comments »
Best Poem of Shirley Alexander

Something From The Woman I Left Behind

the seventh anniversary of our marriage
we spent the night in a van,
on top of Brasstown Bald mountain.

He slipped a pistol under the mattress
and said we would be safe
from robbers.

Vandals wear many disguises
and the violated learns, eventually,
to recognize the mask.

2 a.m.,
wrapped in my own arms,
the scent of his whiskey on my neck,
bruises on bare trembling legs;
I stood naked before the moon.

In cold October air,
had to find my way back
to me.

© Shirley Alexander

Read the full of Something From The Woman I Left Behind Updates

[Hata Bildir]