Dinner a la rotunda

Two poems by keith nunes

The circular wall is covered with a Seraphine Pick frieze

Built around the wall, one long stemware rack

A greenstone door and

The floor

Covered in a mirror

And the domed ceiling

Covered in a mirror

Table of obsidian

Chairless

A standing-room only

Keith Nunes (Aotearoa/New Zealand) was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2019, the Pushcart Prize and has won the Flash Frontier Short Fiction Award. He’s had poetry, haiku, short fiction and visuals published around the globe.

Soundtrack to Valerie

She’s getting

Up on it

Leg-a-lean-long

Lava red atop the bobber

Under foot

Ink-on-arms pump pumping

 

‘Baby, check it out

Snap it

But not in half

Get a circumnavigation

Aww

Sum

Viewing’

 

Throws the shade

Crash

Ing

Sun lost

Here comz

Cinematic stars

 

She’s risen on

Toes

Of higher toning

Pour-in

Werds

Like ferns

Grown

From alphabets

She’s saying

Loud in

Rhyme lines

 

‘It’s Edgar

Allen

Poe

Etry

Baby!