Belinda Subraman

Belinda Subraman

Belinda Subraman has been writing poetry since the sixth grade and publishing since college. She had a ten year run editing and publishing Gypsy Literary Magazine. Six of those ten years was from Germany where she was a Bohemian outcast among officer wives. She edited books by Vergin' Press, among them: Henry Miller and My Big Sur Days by Judson Crews. Former RN who has worked in Psych, Hospice and Geriatrics. Currently owner of Mystical House which has an Etsy shop and a counter in a New Age store in El Paso, Texas.

Guilty hands hold
non-poetic pens.
The mind narrows
to the cover story:

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I sense my grandmothers.
I am now the age
they always seemed to be
with stern blood understanding
once removed from the sting of judgment.

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“The white cops were right,” they chanted,
more Blacks need beating
and we need more guns.
Too many getting rich off welfare
too lazy to work.”

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You offer vacancy
where something mattered,
put chains and locks 
around the clouds
stockpile guns 
to kill the sea.

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