Antonia Alexandra Klimenko ~ November

Myth of unsolved mystery
Color of smoke and shadow

What have you done November
with October? last September?
Not even cold December
could resist your profound shudder—
your dark obsessions musty scent
distant rolls of thunder

Silent film on tiptoe—
Chaplin Bergman Pasolini—
heavy trains of thought
limping through me now

Deep in my throat’s forest
your oboe’s haunting timbre–
twisting tones of burnt sienna
living embers turned to ash

hands pointing to
The Eleventh Hour
ever on the edge of slumber
your days of dead
were never numbered


Antonia Alexandra Klimenko is widely published. Her work has appeared in XXI Century World Literature (in which she represents France) The Poet”s Quest for God Anthology, CounterPunch, The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology,  The Rumpus, Levure Litteraire, Paris Lit Up,  Big Bridge, The Opiate, Writing for Peace, Strangers in Paris, Occupy Poets’ Anthology (in which she is distinguished as an American Poet), and Maintenant : Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art archived at the Smithsonian Institution in Washinton, D.C. and New York’s Museum of Modern Art. She is the Writer/Poet in Residence for SpokenWord Paris.

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