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A Pathetic Howl and other poems by Richard LeDue

A Pathetic Howl The dead poet isn’t lookingat anyone in particular,from his book cover tombstone,and suddenly “The Collected Poems of…”sounds more like a condolencethan an achievement, and the wordsforsakened instead of profound,so that no one even dogeared any pagesuntil being saved from ,a thrift store purgatory.Then there’s poems like this onethat know they’re a pathetic […]

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The Snake River and other poems by John Grey

THE SNAKE RIVER River is a snake,won’t straighten its backbonefor any stretch of land.Sure, its waters all dump outinto the ocean eventuallybut, when traveling downstream,it prefers the scenic route Farmland, houses, bridges,it takes them all in.And, when it comes to town planners,it’s mischievous.Main Street’s shaped like a dumb grin.Streets are so windy,cars see the vehicle

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Bittersweet Reminder and other poems by Gerry Fabian

Bitterweed Reminder Your memoryfollows melike heat rayson a summer day. I perspireand each beadof salty waterhas the tart tasteof your bizonal tongue. The melting street asphaltreminds meof how you sculpted mewith each chameleon mood. Twilightand dark cool evening breezesaugment the sunburn stingthat remains. Revving Up The neighbors gossipsignals rearview mirror escape.Hit the acceleratorand don’t pretend

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Benjamin Blaze’s Birthday and Ars Poetica by Gerard Sarnat

Benjamin Blaze’s BirthdayAt 1 st all groovy, gift,Waterfalls plus kayakingBlew out 8 candles asBro Evan Wilder admiresBefore their energeticCousin-brothers who flewIn for the celebrationBegan to dwindle—whichWas attributed to oddFood ‘til one said he can’tTaste anything that ofCourse led to his PCR testThen sadly gathering’sAborted anti-serendipitouslyOn virginal anniversary June24.22 SCOTUS Dobbs ruling ARS POETICA “Critics! Can’t

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Two Voices by Mark McConville

We stand at the edge of lifeWishing to savour the last of the timeWe have in this loopThough we see everything fraying,Dying and corrupting.You dance the last danceWhen I drink the last drinkI take the last draw of a cigaretteThat infusion of nicotineBreaks the tension.You look younger than meBeautifully presented like a box of prizesYour

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