Poems and Texts

“Attendant” by Peter Richards


Lord I would not be here
if not for your unbiddable
headdress sliding fork candle
you know that Lord so hear

me out at your feeding some
of the blood straw kept falling
out a bit and if we ate some
so what if we did whenever

you feed there you see a little
always falls out a bit simple
as that for you it’s just everyday
normal blood straw grooming

part of life stuff no Lord I go
lie down now and see if I can’t
find this new Mary a more tusk
like place in time for your cycle

Peter Richards

Peter Richards is the author of OUBLIETTE (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2001); NUDE SIREN (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2003); and HELSINKI (Action Books, 2011).