Monthly Archives: February 2018

Going Home – Poem #57

You go back to the place you grew up and find it’s changed houses and bars that are no more the ones still standing,  unrecognizable and you see her now, the teen beauty of your youthful dreams a cocktail waitress … Continue reading

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USA! USA! USA! – Poem #56

Under the school desk, knees together waiting for the bomb to fall while picking at the Bazooka gum stuck there since last semester There was fear in 1950 but nothing happened; no tanks appeared no men with machine guns came … Continue reading

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Metal Storm – Poem #55

Summer sun reflected off a wheel chair holding half the soldier he used to be in half the body he used to have the dent above his left ear now hidden in his hair. His mother buys a popsicle and … Continue reading

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Chevy Van – Poem #54

 Lock is frozen Snow tonight Thaw it open Zippo light. Got a pint of Southern Comfort fuel to keep a body warm; not much gas to run the heater eleven hours ‘till the dawn. Well maybe just a little heat … Continue reading

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Working Man – Poem #53

This must have been how it was; peering down from a hillside orchard to see Reggio or Napoli shining below for the last time looking like acres of clean cardboard as he walked away with what he could carry; hard … Continue reading

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Aging Dove – Poem #52

Her call is growing weak and her wings are turning gray Where will she go the aging dove of peace? Young kites and crows laugh knowing that her time has passed while she sings in delusion that anyone is listening. … Continue reading

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Damascus – Poem #51

Oh, Madinat al-Yasmin! You of the Street called Straight ‘twas on the road to thee that Paul saw the Christ. Abbasids and Fatimids Seljuks and Mamluks Timur and the Black Death Gone and still you live. No one remembers the … Continue reading

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