Ernest Williamson III

 Between Kisses

enveloped moments,
you and i
marsh and mellow yellow winds
chiming diatonic kisses,
misses and connections
slipping streams of saliva
washed up tongues
posing for truth
while bathing in lies,
awhile in the spot
you agreed of my success;
though I blessed your recompense,
my doubts like lilies dank and rank
rise with the phony phone calls of your morning cries,
but I love the lifts of love we tarry and sway!
whatever of perfection
predilections you mask are enough for a hand
hand of
mixed blessing.

Ernest Williamson, III has published poetry and visual art in over 400 national and international online and print journals. Some of Dr. Williamson’s visual art and/or poetry has been published in journals representing over 35 colleges and universities around the world. View over 1000 of Dr. Williamson’s paintings/drawings on this website. Dr. Williamson is an adjunct professor, Christian, self-taught pianist, poet, singer,composer, social scientist, private tutor, and a self-taught painter. His poetry has been nominated three times for the Best of the Net Anthology ( The poems which were nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology were as follows: “The Jazz of Old Wine”, “The Symbol of Abiotic Needs”, & “The Misfortune of Shallow Sight”. He holds the B.A. and the M.A. in English/CreativeWriting/Literature from the University of Memphis and the PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Seton Hall University. Visit his website for more information.