Melissa Hager’s “Missed” after Fanjoy Labrenz


This untitled Fanjoy Labrenz piece inspired Melissa Hager’s poem. She is photographed reading the work at Art of Poetry on September 17, 2016 at Hickory Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of Roger and Ginny Sanford.

Saturday, November 19 is the last day to submit poems to be considered for the December 3, 2016 Art of Poetry.  Get by the museum and see what inspires you!

Melissa Hager
After “Untitled” by Fanjoy Labrenz

First poem, written on a beach,
“Sunrise Loving Me”.
Words misspelled, mis-onomatopoeia-ed
squawk of pelicans,
screech of gulls, missing a poetic
beat, or five. Memories fade
in a misty haze as the childhood
missile moves farther away in time.
Engine misfires on the drive,
gets rustier with each passing mile.
Goodbye missive to a sunrise
on a wispy beach of old,
eyes on a mountain sunset.

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