Deborah Guzzi – 1 poem

Life with the Gay Caballero

“aye, aye, aye, aye”



the annoyance of I

the single letter which leaves no rook

for interlopers

for transgressors who walk the we


togetherness a swear word not to be uttered


the impotence of I

skull bound




the local hermit with a brown paper sack


the phony host

tempting with open door

who buries you under

palm crosses of their weaving


open ovens which lure with the scent of sugar cookies


poets, writers, politicians



spoiled brats

suckle the I


sunsets of yellow, red, brown, black, dirty white

are mine.




Deborah Guzzi writes full-time. Her poetry appears in Allegro, Shooter, Amethyst & Foxglove Journal in the UK – Blue Nib &Automatic Pilot, Ireland – Existere, Ekphrastic Review, Scarlet Leaf & Subterranean Blue, Canada – Tincture, Vine Leaves & Ariel Chart – Australia, mgv2>publishing- France, Cha – Hong Kong – Greece – pioneertown, Sounding Review, Bacopa Literary Review, The Aurorean, Liquid Imagination & others in the USA. Deborah was nominated for the Pushcart Award & Rhysling Awards.