Twilight Dances is a collection of poems which explores the dark side of the human experiment in a serious lyrical fashion.

 

 MY LOBOTOMY

 

Between the words there is rest.

Between the blizzard and the trunk full

of rats,

I pause

before a crown of stars,

the afternoon glorifications.

 

Yesterday, my brain was successfully removed

under fluorescent duress

inside the white room

by busy, gowned chaperones,

whistling as they worked.

Ten thousand glasses of water I ingested

at particular intervals between

bouts of spittoon mouth and

terrible outcries:

for revenge,

for mercy.

 

All of the procedures they followed

scrupulously,

no doubt.

My head now feels as slippery

as an olive,

so, please,

thank the team for me.

 

Excerpt From Twilight Dances

Written By Ron Kozloff

Twilight Dances is a collection of poems which explores the dark side of the human experiment in a serious lyrical fashion. The author allows Thanatos, or the instinct toward a worldly death, color many of the poems. There are a total of 140 poems in rhymed and free verse forms. The style borders on the lyrical and romantic.

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Ron Kozloff

Ron is a native of Montreal where he is an ex-professor of language. He has experimented in journalism, theater, and film. He has had published two novels and a memoir, and a recent book of poems. While appreciating all art forms, his true loves are poetry and comedy. Ron lives happily in pleasant surroundings with his lovely longtime companion.

 

© Ron Kozloff

 

 

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