Hernia, poetry written by Alan Britt at Spillwords.com


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written by: Alan Britt


Love had a hernia,
& what a love affair
it was.

Razor affair.

If you ignore the night nurse
from Nigeria, nurse
with the personality of gunpowder.

That’s when the horse of a different
color appeared smack in the middle
of senior English class with an ermine
white ‘67 Vette melting like a jasmine-
scented candle beneath a magnolia
bush in bloom.

In the name of love, love survived
a hernia to love again, & what
a love affair it’s been.

Alan Britt

Alan Britt

In 2018 Alan Britt served as judge for the The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award. He was interviewed at The Library of Congress for The Poet and the Poem and has published 17 books of poetry, his latest being Ode to Nothing (English/Hungarian: 2018); Crossing the Walt Whitman Bridge (English/Romanian: 2017); and Violin Smoke (English/Hungarian: 2015). A graduate of the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars he now teaches English/Creative Writing at Towson University.
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