Christopher Reilley
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  • Dedham, MA
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Dedham's poet laureate, Reilley is the author of "Grief Tattoos" and contributing editor to Acoustic Ink. His works have appeared in places like Boston Literary Review, Word Salad, and Croon Frog, and in 2012 in the anthologies "Hot Summer Nights" and "Silent Consciousness".
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Reflections In A Steamed Mirror

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments

I was in the shower, surrounded by steam,

in the warm, impenetrable wet

that I require, when I remembered

the excursion of your hand

on my skin, the idea

of family that you embodied,

the strength of the pull

that brought us together,

still intact

like a city…

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Ode To A Ginger

Posted on December 2, 2012 at 11:54am 6 Comments

It was the eyes that got me, those eyes,

undecided between green or brown,

the transition betwixt and between

a cosmic riot -

galactic nebulae swirls

like pictures from Hubble,

iridescence that caught the light,

played with it like a lazy cat

then loosed upon…

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Nursery of Winds

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 9:37am 0 Comments

In the glistening of Spring

young winds are born,

hatchling mouth gaping

for frozen bits of thermal carrion,

gleaning what nourishment they can

from the keening of last winter’s gales.

Summertime zephyrs are on their own,

casting themselves in currents of warmth,

deciding from moment to moment 

whether they will caress or sting.

They move as they must

for only those most fit

may sail forward into Fall.

Late autumn gales dance in…

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Lexical Bagatelle

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 7:27am 3 Comments

As a child, I would ring doorbells

and run off,

leaving tracks of potential,

reciting poetry -

delighted in my ability

to mystify.

School meant diverse

conundrums to solve,

things to prove,

different ways to

be an enigma.

And I mastered every one.

I failed as a bartender

because I would not

learn the meaning

of water down the wine.

It was an Arcanum of spirits.

Gardening was never meant to be.

I argued with the…

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