Monthly Archives: June 2020

Sidewalk Songs

My cousin Marty Loved rock and roll All summer that year He sweated on the corner of Valentine Avenue and 194th Street In the Bronx With three of his friends And sang Dion and the Belmonts songs With harmonies And … Continue reading

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Tabular Rasa

I will never be able to write avant-garde poetry With unexpected but meaningful spaces between words and lines Because I do not know how to make tabs work on my computer If I had a typewriter I could be a … Continue reading

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Animus

I have an animus Which is defined as hostility or ill feeling I had to look up the word. I have an animus For my neighbor who is viciously unhappy And disdainful and parasitically feckless. She once used the expression … Continue reading

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Pop Culture

All morning I look at the clock Waiting for the moment I can announce that I think I’ll have some popcorn. If it’s Too early then I have nothing to look forward to later. Too late and my stomach feels … Continue reading

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Tripping the Light

I can’t dance Unless I’m tripping Then I am gripped By the music, you know I found that secret in dream town when I was Down and out Panhandling at the intersection of Haight and poor That night about eight … Continue reading

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