Vicki Iorio

between yellow and green

The monks Carthusian make a life elixir
The cross is steady while the world is spinning

Drunk on St. Bruno’s rapture of Mars
who fireworks the uptown world magenta-funk

the Brothers lay down on straw bedding

I dye my hair cotton candy pink
and ride The Cyclone

Vicki Iorio is the author of the poetry collection, Poems from the Dirty Couch (Local Gems Press, 2013) and the chapbook Send Me a Letter (Danging Girl Press, 2016). More of her poems can be found in The San Pedro Review, The Mom Egg, Crack the Spine, The Paper Street Journal, Home Planet News, The Fem Lit Magazine, Redheaded Stepchild Literary Magazine, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rattle and many other publications.


  1. LOIS WALKER says

    It is fascinating with wild leaps.. Good stuff.

  2. Omotara James says

    What a beautiful window of a poem. Perfection.

  3. Peter V. Dugan says

    I love this!!

  4. Deborah Hauser says

    A wild rainbow. I want to ride again!

  5. All hail the krazy kaleidoscope!

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