Jerry Brunoe

“Love Poem #28: Human Anatomy”


Love Poem #28: Human Anatomy  

for Robert Creeley      


I learned my body  
was bi​symmetrical  
before school:     

each eyelid kissed—
after the tuck,  
before goodnight.



 “Love Poem #51: An Emotional Response”


Love Poem #51: An Emotional Response

for Geffrey Davis


Geffrey, don’t feel lonely  
when your first book sells  
itself to the gentle minds  
of capricious readers and I  
am alone, with old wounds  
I never mentioned publicly,
scraping together bus fare  
to attend a reading of yours.


Jerry Brunoe