I’ve been a long time fan of Tim Siebles, a poet who has a talent for blending the real with the surreal, the sexy with the mundane, always coming up with work that is inspiring, entertaining, and thought provoking. He is a professor of English and creative writing at Old Dominion University, and the author of five collections of poetry.
Check out his poem Slow Dance.
I remember those suede boots
you wore to the party last December,
your clipped hair, your long arms
like the necks of swans. I remember
how seeing the shape of your mouth
that first time, I kept staring
until my blood turned to rain.