Bruce Colbert's powerful new poetry collection rests on realities and the art of seeing, tasting and being in this human chaos we call life. And with the muscular shoulders of Chicago, maybe the last great American city as much of his backdrop we are taken on an enduring emotional and spiritual quest. His "Architecture of Being" is a painful and profound journey of the heart.
Stadium stocking cap pulled determinedly
down above chilled pink fleshy faces almost
young that herald hints of hurried make up
and ageless eyes, brownish blond hair a frame
to a Gdansk self portrait with
nasal three flat dirty-carpeted accents
And a toothy smile of cold white foamy
resolve that sees this
nocturnal instant crawling
guiltless toward them across a damp
mahogany bar in its reality.
Bruce Colbert is an actor, filmmaker and author of "A Tree on the Rift," "Lombard Street" and "The Race Lost." His stories and poems have appeared in over twenty literary magazines. A new espionage novel will be released later this year.