Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Flash Poems

Ethel Merman, Edger Bergen, and Charlie McCarthy
went out one night for a dinner of plank steak.
Charlie was very quiet throughout dinner.

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What do they do with the fingers
they break off to get to the rings
just before they gently close
the casket?

Saturday, February 16, 2019

The Eloquence of Absence

In poetry, it's the margin
of the page, the space
between images, thoughts.
In barrooms, the sparkle on glassware.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Steps Lead Up


Like a tree that's dying
and takes years to fall down,
our neighbor's house now
that the old man is gone who

Families

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