Monday, June 3, 2013

Matt Forrest Esenwine


Sweat pours from my brow
stings through ragged skin
and bone
pooling in the cracks

Blood and lymph; warm death
a bastard’s cocktail
round of shots

anyone left?

Listen to the sun
evaporating life
tenacious life

Matt reads "Flight":

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Matt confesses: "I wanted to write a poem about 'flight,' but didn't want to use the obvious images: birds, planes, sky, etc. I thought of 'flight' as leaving the scene of something terrible—a crime, a battle—and that 'flight' being stopped, somehow. The aggressor is now the victim."

MATT FORREST ESENWINE, a voiceover artist and commercial copy writer, spent more than twenty-five years in radio, writing and producing numerous award-winning commercials, before stepping into the realm of professional voiceover work in 2003. He has had several poems published in various independent collections around the country, and one of them, "Apple-Picking," was nominated last year by the Young Adult Review Network (YARN) for a Pushcart Prize. Matt is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

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