Jon Lavieri

Here Lies a Poem

that was never written
about the way a girl
with hair so dark
it shone blue in the sun
made you look away
so she could slowly
undress in the arcane silence
of a rented room
while you watched
her shadow slip
across the wall
until her voice
turns into the heat of a mouth
touching your neck
the way the white noise
of traffic pulsing
down the boulevard
touches a dying afternoon


Jon Lavieri holds an MFA in writing from Western Michigan University. His poems have appeared in unlost, Stone Poetry Quarterly, New York Quarterly as well as other journals and the anthology, Night Out: Poems About Hotels, Motels, Restaurants and Bars. He currently lives in Rhode Island where he teaches English to immigrants and refugees. His poetry also appears the second issue of Anacapa Review.

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