Trapper Markelz

2 days ago

The resulting fire is your responsibility

Photo by Sumit Mangela on Unsplash

More of the same — why
does the wind rage
and rattle the embers?
Because it is the wind.

You cannot defeat the air
with your tiny lungs.
Kings built walls and the wind
knocked them down,

cleaved the noses
from their stone faces.
You have the power
to close…

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Aug 4

These are the signs that point toward home

Photo by Lesly Derksen on Unsplash

The elderflowers have a name.
A storm will call their colors home.
Whose brain was it, found at the end,
shockwave of time that scattered stars?

A black bear combs the beach for meat,
a grizzly waits to catch a fish,
an eagle picks the guts away,
These are the signs that point…

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Jul 29

The Longest Echo in Issue #17

The Longest Echo, published in The Closed Eye Open Maya Micro Edition Issue #17

I am honored to have a poem selected for web publication by Maya’s Micros for The Closed Eye Open.

The poem is titled The Longest Echo and explores feelings of powerlessness even when a person has so much. We all struggle in different ways and that struggle can leave you…

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May 18

The left brain says, make a plan.

Photo by James Lee on Unsplash

I’m running out of things to say.
I’ve told you all that I know
of cycles and circles
and dream language.

The left brain says, make a plan.
The right brain says,
don’t make a plan for anything.

We are drips that make our own path
down a pane of…

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Trapper Markelz

Trapper Markelz

Trapper Markelz (he/him) is a poet who writes from Boston, MA. His work has appeared in numerous journals and publications. Check out http://trappermarkelz.com