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07/30 Sound of the Surf

  Sound of the surf   Iron ore freighter Glides across river glass Horn echoes. Tires peeling on Jefferson Ambulance sirens Brakes applied to avoid tickets. Clicks of garage gate opens. Barbershop catcalls, Dogs shitting Curses of owners Rustle with

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06/30 Sonnet Attempt

So I am admittedly very poor with structure poems so I figured why not give the sonnet a try. Here’s a very rough attempt.   Untitled (Spring sonnet)   Sun makes for outward bound days filled with glee The type

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05/30 Destruction

05/30 Destruction   Shrapnel juts out of bones and plaster haphazard direction. Filling of iron shards Inches from the spinal cord Scrap of exploded kitchen metal. Next door to the alleged training center Home in Miram Shah Pakistan Official count:

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04/30 – One bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

A very rough cut, edits coming shortly but I wanted to get this up. One bourbon, One scotch, One beer 47% of all drinkers drink in excess more than once a month. Excess: More than 14 drinks a week, more

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03/30 Greener Grass

This poem came from a workshop I taught where you take an idiom and try to flip it around, here’s my attempt at that. Greener Grass I remember the wind How it carried the ball Pushed it higher than it

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02/30 Mango

Mango I’ve never cut a raw mango before Never hacked the fruit away from the immense pit. Attempt to peel the green and red skin from the orange pulp. Can count on one hand the number of times I’ve eaten

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01/30 Riders

Spent quite a bit of time on the bus this winter, here’s a quick poem about one day.   Riders  Harsh wind bites at any piece of flesh showing. Scarves wrapped three times round. Windpants, (yeah windpants) pulled up over

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30/30 in 2014

National Poetry Month April

It’s that time of year again! April is National Poetry month and I am making a real effort after the worst winter of my life to come out of hibernation strong with poetry events, writing, and reading. Via Poets.org Inaugurated by

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Carnival

05/30 Carnival   The sun pulled my eyelids open Turning west for the first time on a long drive My head wobbled awake with the beams of light Shaking sleep from the ducts in my eyes. I witness a haphazard

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Build

It’s a little late but here is 4/30. My conference with Mobilize, College to Careers Pathways Detroit 2013, was amazing but took out some serious poetry time. Here’s to catching up on a wonderful Sunday evening. (And very rough pieces

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