Vincent A. Cellucci

Vincent A. Cellucci

Vincent Cellucci wrote An Easy Place / To Die (CityLit Press, 2011) and edited Fuck Poems an exceptional anthology (Lavender Ink, 2012).  _A Ship on the Line, a battleship-collaboration with poet Christopher Shipman, released by Unlikely Books was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award.  Absence Like Sun is forthcoming from Lavender Ink.

no one ever asked you
how does it feel to be submerged
in the affection of an ordinary poet
ignoring the frigid wind, word’s breath draws fervor
your bubbles rising in the water are her answers

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even the levee’s black & blue
the river whittles every stick
collapses lax   relents
its trip out to sea

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and why should we not feel the fluster further
sensitize our oppression and fortunes
to understudies of undertakers and why should we not care
when they don't upstage us and why should we not fight in the streets
for the same fucking thing everyone fights in the streets for

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lips bursting more
               men in me
children I uphold the heavens
drunker than country

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