Alexis Rhone Fancher...

a glorious Poet and Photographer from Los Angeles, CA.

 

Alexis Rhone Fancher and her husband, Jim, live in a loft/studio space in downtown Los Angeles. She is the author of, “How I Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen and Other Heart Stab Poems,” (Sybaritic Press, 2014.) Alexis is the recipient of multiple Pushcart nominations and a

nomination for Best of The Net. Her photographs have been published worldwide. She is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly. www.alexisrhonefancher.com

 

Her poem, Tonight We Will Bloom For One Night Only, is the winner of the 2014 Los Angeles Poet Society Summer Poetry Contest!

Tonight We Will Bloom For One Night Only

Tonight you must plow me a respite between the moonflowers,

mock orange, night phlox, and Epiphyllum Oxypetalum.

You must open me to the summer night like cereus.

 

You must pick my perversions like petals, allow them for one night

to bloom, frangipani wafting, a concupiscent wind humming at my door.

 

I’ve surrendered to your heady sweat of primrose, plumeria,

addicted to your outstretched arms of night-blooming jasmine,

my heliotrope buds hard and wanting, reeking of Madagascar vanilla with its

accompanying moral ambiguity.

 

I am more than a day lily.

 

We are each bodies, hard-wired for pleasure, destined for momentary blooming,

then extinction.

 

When the bats swarm and the moths sidle up to this one night of fevered

pollination, let’s be ready.

 

Let’s face them, our appetency the headlights they slam into again and again.

 

We will make our escape at first light. Singing.

 

 

(c)2014 Alexis Rhone Fancher

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