Lyrical Somerville – June 26

On June 26, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


Our poet this week is Spencer Thurlow. He is from Martha’s Vineyard and is currently working as an Asset Manager in Boston, Mass. His writing has been previously published in Sergeant Sparrow Magazine and Children Of Mercy: Tales And Teachings From The World Of Independent Music. He has recently read his work at the Mass. Poetry Festival and is currently enrolled in The Workshop For Publishing Poets, led by Barbara Helfgott Hyett.

Ft. Worth Pedicure


Soften me with your weird waters.

Flay me so I need a cigarette

even though I don’t smoke.

My 15 year growth callous of tough.


Take it all away with your sawzall.

Take it down like demo. Pillage my foot,

make it perfect so I won’t ever have to

squat or wear boots again


Don’t let me keep thinking

I can handle rust or blunted glass


 – Spencer Thurlow



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