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


Jerry Brunoe


Jerry Brunoe was a cushuum little Wasco boy on the Warm Springs Reservation.  Now he is a Toe Good Man.  His poetry has appeared or will appear in Red Earth Review, As/Us, Basalt, Red Ink, Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, Yellow Medicine Review, Naugatuck River Review, Contrary, and others.  He pretends to know what he is doing at Toe Good Poetry.