Category Archives: Poetry

Intermission, Kansas

Once upon a time in Memphis, I consumed 300 films a year; what would I ever have done in a ghosted town like yours,

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The Half of It

inspired by the film of that name i. You want me to turn out the lamp. I linger on your face a little longer.

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Schrödinger’s Poem

Perhaps you should stop reading now. Continue and you may determine whether this poem begins to live today or if it be dead when read, as said.

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Preoccupied

We are the occupiers. This is the land we possess. Hollow rings a tribute to its past stewards, however noble,

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Inappropriation

An Australian preferred the limerick

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Gas Station Burger: Out of This World

I hold you. Clad in papered foil (or is it paper foiled?) peeled back, you slyly reveal the arc of your sagging bun as we sit

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Spaciousness: A Stimulus

         

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A Posthumous Rehabilitation of Dust

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God… Wavering candlelight falls upon a scrap of foolscap

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Robocall: A Monologue

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ~Robert Frost Hello?     This is usually the part where the caller speaks.    

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Paradise Lust

after Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing into Eden” Five miles in and 3000 feet up: a grueling ascent of a tortured canyon called Hades—

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