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NEA BIG READ: PENSACOLA FEATURED POET | MELROSE POETRY | Firewater

NEA BIG READ: PENSACOLA FEATURED POET | MELROSE POETRY
12/15/2020

Firewater

All top hats and class,
like the gentleman who knows
how to throw you against a wall;
Words so cordial
but hand him a guitar
and everything comes unhinged;
Leaving you hallucinating
on that beautiful scream;
He’s never less than firewater;
Pure fire water;
Stealing the sound echoing in your head,
Grabbing you like he’s kissing your hand;
Right before fracturing your jaw again;
All suave with a perfect touch
like the gentleman who knows too much,
and how to dance;
No need for any kind of buzz
He’s already firewater;
Pure firewater;
Baby, just hand him that guitar;
He’ll take you where you want to go
He’s the matchstick, detonate delicately
He’s never less than firewater,
​Pure firewater.
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This featured poetry blog is a part of the NEA Big Read: Pensacola grant. The Pensacola Museum of Art Blog serves as an unbiased platform for poets to submit their work, however any opinions or concepts represented in these written works are not a direct reflection of any beliefs, ideas or policies of the Pensacola Museum of Art, UWF Historic Trust, or the University of West Florida.

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