William H. Bonney by Dick Jones

Wanted. An ambiguous
term to say the least.
New Mexico, in all
its stern impartiality,

wants him. Indeed,
so much so that
his condition of
mortality is of

no account to them.
Such is the value
placed upon his body
and his soul that,

even without
the richness of
the latter, the former –
holed and bloody,

stained with dust –
will be acceptable.
Such longing, such
desire. A passion

even as he passes
from this world.
So sad that he came
all unwanted to it.

Dick Jones
Dick Jones has been published in a number of magazines, print and online, including Orbis, The Interpreter’s House, Poetry Ireland Review, Qarrtsiluni, Westwords, Mipoesias, Three Candles, Other Poetry, Rattlesnake and Ouroboros Review. In 2010 Dick received a Pushcart nomination for his poem Sea Of Stars and his first collection, Ancient Lights, is published by Phoenicia Publishing (www.phoeniciapublishing.com/ancient-lights.html) His translation of Blaise Cendrars’ influential epic poem ‘La Prose du Transsiberien…’ was published an illustrated collaborative edition with artist Natalie D’Arbeloff by Old Stile Press (www.oldstilepress.com/osp_book/trans-siberian-prosody-and-little-jeanne-from-france/) in 2014.

 

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