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Jan/Feb 2003

e c l e c t i c a   p o e t r y

Poetry


(Click on the titles to view the poems)

 

Special Feature Word Poems
 
Poems containing the words chrysanthemum, flip, dial, and heritage.
Includes a special invitation for the next issue.

 

Four Poems
 
I heard her laugh once, noticeable
For its uniqueness, an oddity on the fifth floor
They started a new IV that had been in the refrigerator
And she laughed as the cold liquid ran up her arm.
 
 
D.W. Hayward

 

Three Poems
 
Silent Mother smiled and pressed
creases like forgiveness
into Father's uniform.
 
 
Chelle Miko

 

Two Poems
 
no ideas to remember just the cold
and snow the trees and sky the
warmth of the bath popcorn in
pajamas in front of the TV and sleep
 
 
Stephen Newton

 

where things went wrong
 
I liked it better when men were hard
and women were soft and cars had fins
and the president was smarter than the
average dumbass drunk at the corner bar
 
 
Allen Itz

 

Vision
 
Saint Engelbert, gilded, recumbent
on a casket, contemplating
 
 
Avik Chanda

 

The Cup
 
Curved handle
coolwhite ceramic, takes flight
 
 
Karen Bingham Pape

 

Muhammad was a Punk Rocker
 
Muhammad was a punk rocker
he tore everything down
Muhammad was a punk rocker
and he rocked that town
 
 
Mike Knight

 

Blind Girl Blues
 
You're doing fine, the doctor says,
his face as close as a lover's.
 
 
Ginny Wray

 

Phase Transition
 
From October through March homeland borrows
its breath from the river. For days the fog
becomes the sole thing that can be seen.
 
 
Alessio Zanelli

 

Evening Window
 
you whispered
that it was better
to be alive
than in a poem
 

 
Vincent Canizaro

 

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