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Reply To Personal Ad

SOLD! to the tall man in the back row with the ugly brown hat. I’m here to say: I liked your ad; You were the one “looking for a guy with teeth,” right? Seeing that I have some (teeth, that … Continue reading

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The Only God I’ve Seen

Since you asked, the only god I’ve seen rolled reckless from a red, cardboard Cracker-Jack box, elusive from lips to lap and mad as hell, no decoder ring to metaphrase the sharp sting of copper on tongue coated in caramel … Continue reading

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Pluto Shits on the Universe By Fatimah Asghar

Pluto Shits on the Universe By Fatimah Asghar http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/250212 On February 7, 1979, Pluto crossed over Neptune’s orbit and became the eighth planet from the sun for twenty years. A study in 1988 determined that Pluto’s path of orbit could … Continue reading

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Svarog’s Hymn

Svarog’s Hymn One true Church, he grinned mischievously. It is mine, obviously. The Church of Me— I, mine and me, now that’s a trinity!

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She likes bright colors set against stark striking white; he is partial to browns and ruddy greens. You know: earth tones or, as she calls them, “moldy shades of decay.”

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Sugar Season Haiku Cycle

Spontaneous, no-revision haiku scrawled in a fit of boredom…. Snow concedes, contracts Shadows shorten with each dawn Totems bleed sweetness       Electric drill whirs Thirteen miles of plastic hose Grandpa had a bucket       Good dry … Continue reading

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Lowell Blues

Thinking about things Beat after yesterday’s Shakespeare & Company post.  Seems like a good time to share this cool film, found on the equally cool Allen Ginsberg Project blog. “Henry Ferrini’s impressionistic evocative Lowell Blues (2000) is a honeyed melancholic … Continue reading

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Do You Recognize This Poem?

I found this in an file, dated 4/2014, along with a lot of potential edits, the full text Genesis: I 1-27, and A LOT of notes on those passages.  I have no memory of the how and the why, if … Continue reading

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Two Poems Stuck In My Head

Forgive me, it’s been over 6 weeks since i sat down and tried to think in verse.  Forget about the actual work of putting it on paper and tinkering.  I could blame all the obligations–work, kid’s stuff, chores, a wedding, … Continue reading

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500th Post

Way back in the dark days of early summer, in the year 2013, I set my mind to sustaining a blog for at least a year.  Dedicated readers who don’t have a lot else going for them might recall that … Continue reading

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