Terracotta by James Mirarchi

James Mirarchi grew up in Queens, New York. In addition to his poetry collections, Venison and Dervish, he has written and directed short films, which have played at festivals. His poems have appeared in Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Poydras Review, gobbet, Boyslut, Bluepepper, The Mind[less] Muse, Dead Snakes, The Recusant, Subliminal Interiors Magazine, Bad Robot Poetry, and Clockwise Cat. See more here



Swaggering symbol


Musky mathematical problem

written in garish arabesques

Seductive but maddening


It becomes accessible

during romantic dinner

its lines drenched in

question mark-candlelight

and theorem-kisses


Under penciled chandelier

geometry professor

(sexed-up with ideas)

courts it

Molding it

with eraser palms

into docile clay equation

agreeable for cerebral fucking


James Mirarchi

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One thought on “Terracotta by James Mirarchi

  1. bzniditch says:

    I like the lightness of an eyewitness poetry of the openness of your communication in your work
    BZ Niditch

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