David Tuvell has written poems appearing, or forthcoming, in Coe Review, Corvus Review, Easy Street, I-70 Review, Minetta Review, Mud Season Review, New Orleans Review, The Penmen Review, Steel Toe Review, and other publications. His Bachelor of Arts in English comes from Kennesaw State University. Outside of poetry, David’s path has been quite various, and he has made his way through things like information science, information technology, and labor.
The Centurion at Kefar Nahum
O, for a baker with a kind beret!
A dashing prince, an Errol Flynn,
who would but shoot the moon!
A lounging god of thick éclairs,
We would paint the forest red
for him, dispel all unkind weather,
and when he gave out Christmas gifts,
we'd be his favorite sweater.
We'd love to feed his sweet tooth
with such sublime, mellow decay:
more Columbian brew and cigarettes
than Leuchter at his Auschwitz.