Unpunctuated Sonnet

Photo: © Stefan Hengst. All rights reserved.

You blanket tightly
Suffocate lightly

Feed me healthily
Devour stealthily

Kisses French
Petting clenched

Coarse caress
Rogue witness

Listen arbitrarily
Connect contrarily

Jar me chutney
Fluff you fiery

Bargain variety
Haggle society


by Joseph O. Legaspi


From Cagibi Issue 2: Three Poems by Joseph O. Legaspi



Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of the poetry collections Threshold and Imago, both from CavanKerry Press; and three chapbooks: Postcards (Ghost Bird Press), Aviary, Bestiary (Organic Weapon Arts), and Subways (Thrush Press). Recent works have appeared in POETRY, New England Review, World Literature Today, Beloit Poetry Journal, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day. He co-founded Kundiman (www.kundiman.org), a non-profit organization serving generations of Asian American writers and readers.

Author photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.

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The accompanying artwork is by contributor Stefan Hengst.

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