Month: July 2016

July 22, 2016 admin No comments exist

It is a cockroach of that I am sure. An inch and a half and a perfect oval. Its abdomen is ribbed striated in exquisite insect symmetry. A similarly shaped nut gingerly glazed on a bright silver tray is second in display.   #### Poet’s Notes: It was a NYC cockroach on the step on…

July 15, 2016 admin No comments exist

They stand behind thick glass not warming to goofy quips. The charm I manufacture to diffuse social bomblets is not welcome this morning. They are older black women leaning on linebacker arms. Peering out on benches where thin young men slump with pants purposely hanging down. I imagine they’ve heard it all. Hearts that have…

July 8, 2016 admin No comments exist

The sole of my shoe came off just a bit at the top and I thought as I paused on the stoop to inspect it it might be glued or just tossed. Then a girl appeared on the front stoop of a row house on a sweltering July night before the second great war. There…

July 1, 2016 admin No comments exist

How do the highly refined do it? I listen to them, watch closely and find nothing incongruous. Shucked of all coarseness, seemingly free of appetite, curiosity about the Dollar Store. They leave the impression of being naturally combed through but I want to believe that stuck on the remotest of country roads they might just…