Tag Archives: Flower Conroy

Flower  Conroy

Nonbeliever

Once I dreamt the heavens cleaved
apart & bodies (like larks or leaves) stumbled
skyward into blinding ruins.

 

Now I Find Myself

at this roadside diner, dining on a seafood
salad sandwich & drinking tumbleweed
coffee on a Thursday morning before sunrise.

 

Flower Conroy, appearing here for the second timeis the author of Escape to Nowhere and the forthcoming A Tattoo for Each of Your Lovers.

Flower Conroy

Hellflowers

Miniflora, no greater
than spilled pearls, polka-dot
the lawn with their violent reds.

After Burying the Dead

Everything translates itself anew—stairwell,
rosary, pyx—even the light entering the kitchen
as I wipe my hands on this yellow apron.

 

An aficionado of watermelon garnished with fresh-squeezed lemon, Flower Conroy is also the author of Escape to Nowhere and the forthcoming A Tattoo for Each of Your Lovers.