Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Waiting Tide by Ryan W. Bradley


I didn’t open the waves,
or the unfurled tide
lapping at my veins,

I didn’t tether my pulse
to the white caps’
glow in the moonlight

but I left out my hand
for it to be taken
by yours,

for you to hold it tight,
to keep me close
during the wax and wane,

during the orchestral movement
of your desire.

Ryan W. Bradley has pumped gas, changed oil, painted houses, swept the floor of a mechanic's shop, worked on a construction crew in the Arctic Circle, fronted a punk band, and managed an independent children's bookstore. He now designs book covers. He received his MFA from Pacific University and his poetry and fiction has been published widely online and in print. He is the author of three poetry chapbooks, a story collection, PRIZE WINNERS (Artistically Declined Press, 2011) and CODE FOR FAILURE, his debut novel (Black Coffee Press, 2012). He lives in Oregon with his wife and two sons.

This Zine Will Change Your Life is thrilled to be hosting today's blog tour stop for The Waiting Tide, the new poetry collection by Ryan W. Bradley.

This Zine Will Change Your Life previously published Bare Knuckles by Ryan W. Bradley. Check it out.

Photo by Adam Lawrence.
Street art by Robert Janz.

Burial by Winter Engine and the Ryan W. Bradley.

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