Arpine Konyalian Grenier
Arpine Konyalian Grenier is author of four collections: St. Gregory’s Daughter; Whores from Samarkand; Part, Part, Euphrates; The Concession Stand: Exaptation at the Margins. Her poetry and translations have appeared in numerous publications including Columbia Poetry Review, The Iowa Review and anthologies by Two Ravens Press and Eyecorner Press (forthcoming).

Tango Reel

It may be worthwhile to have undone a people or system or
tell me at what cost does one consider such wrinkle
withstanding attachment modules
the freak has undone

                        the freak has undone the freaky in me

burqa only in the mind of the non-burqic
just some one person or thought
or lost kingdoms

call it something else then but if you can’t
envision power without authority
embedded in and kicking
the timely

the dance is of lament and rebellion
trust that even if it feels mimetic
outside laws and computation

                        do not lose self in the embrace.

2015 Arpine Konyalian Grenier
Arpine Konyalian Grenier was a Featured Poet who read her poetry at the July 2015 Second Sunday Poetry Series