“Rimbaud” by Charles Kell featured on Verse Daily

February 11, 2020

We are excited to have Charles’ poem “Rimbaud” from his poetry collection Cage of Lit Glass featured on Verse Daily. This poem captures how adeptly Charles inhabits a range of physical, emotional, and philosophical spaces. Below we’ve included a few lines, but please visit Verse Daily to read the full piece.

How the doors of the stone
house bang forever, never shut.
Ruined in a month In a bare
white room where the sun
inches through the broken window.
How withdrawal and abjection
stun my body, skin crawling
like the rusted back teeth
of an old handsaw.


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