A Quandary

A Quandary


Arriving in the wee hours

Of a metallic morning,

Rusted rhymes covered

With a grey patina

Met the screaming hour:

Crystal poems bleeding

Scarlet ink

Were shattered

By the scrunch of cluttered

Words of futility, causing

Dark allegories

To become lost inside a

Cold dreariness in a field of graves,

Placing my mind in a quagmire

Of, decomposing reality.



James Piatt


James, has had several of his poems nominated for both pushcart and best of web awards, and many were published in the past four “The 100 Best Poems Anthologies.” He has had three collections of poetry, “The Silent Pond,” (2012), “Ancient Rhythms,” (2014), and “Light” (2016), four novels, over 1,100 poems in over 150 magazines and anthologies, and 35 short stories, published. His fourth collection of poetry, is scheduled for release this year. He earned his BS and MA from California State Polytechnic University, and his doctorate from BYU.

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