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Archive for April, 2019

4 short poems: Reed, White, Smith

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

2 short poems by others, 2 by me.

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A poem by Ishmael Reed (born 1938)

Dualism
(in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man)

i am outside of
history. i wish
i had some peanuts, it
looks hungry there in
its cage

i am inside of
history.it’s
hungrier than i
thot

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poem by Mike White (born 1971)

The Way

The fourth leg
of the dog
with now
only three
was the

in-the-way one
he’d lift
in order to pee

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She’s the dew
on my petal
refracting the light

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There’s this whisper
beneath my silence
wondering why

 

men

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

 

 
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