Our poet this week is Spencer Thurlow. He is from Martha’s Vineyard and is currently working as an Asset Manager in Boston, Mass. His writing has been previously published in Sergeant Sparrow Magazine and Children Of Mercy: Tales And Teachings From The World Of Independent Music. He has recently read his work at the Mass. Poetry Festival and is currently enrolled in The Workshop For Publishing Poets, led by Barbara Helfgott Hyett.
Ft. Worth Pedicure
Soften me with your weird waters.
Flay me so I need a cigarette
even though I don’t smoke.
My 15 year growth callous of tough.
Take it all away with your sawzall.
Take it down like demo. Pillage my foot,
make it perfect so I won’t ever have to
squat or wear boots again
Don’t let me keep thinking
I can handle rust or blunted glass
– Spencer Thurlow
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