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Poetry: Like

Poetry: Like

“Like”   Ten thousand years of choices Made under the influence Of someone or something. It’s gotten us this far: Cackling invective, Sad pretense of wit. A too-easy intimacy, Casual, though false, Now beamed through screens in our hands.   Our...
POEM: BLACK DISHES AT A YARD SALE

POEM: BLACK DISHES AT A YARD SALE

“Black Dishes at a Yard Sale” The dishes covered the table in a stack Among the other detritus Of young married life in a smallish den Long since left behind. The platters, bowls, and saucers black, A hue once thought elegant, But since found to possess a...

Poem: Self-Cannibalism

“Self-Cannibalism” You’ve freeze-dried the joy heard First from a crackling car speaker, Packaging your life’s magic inside A Lucite puck for modern display. A million’s not a million as time goes by And villas in Nice don’t get...
Poetry: The Vice President Wanted

Poetry: The Vice President Wanted

“The Vice President Wanted”   The vice president wanted to be a painter– Not just a corporate thing in data processing, And we were all very impressed and happy– Until we realized he was giving out paintings As bonuses that year. Words and...