Voracious Verses


Stacy Campbell


Amazing Grace and Tequila


My skin is simple


a wrap for my bones

recalibrating my existence

one word at a time


I live under a roof of memories

under a sky of thoughts

augmented by the growling

truth:  life is anguish and elation

in a ragged bundle

handed up to your mother

on a sun burnt day


promises pulled from the dirt


weeds and daisies

            God and thorns

                        a package of hope

                                                and death


bedraggled roots and brilliant blooms

one end to the other extreme

fitting the day like an old shoe

and a needed friend, like

amazing grace and tequila

burning your mind

and wetting your tongue



Stacy Campbell