poems and poems-in-progress

Friday, October 5, 2012

from "Glamourous Life"

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Two Franks


Broads
Birds

Booze
Stigmata

Fedora on a tilt
Zucchetto.

Trench coat in the rain
belt of rope

Francis Albert
Giovanni

Rat Pack,
Lepers

Rapt bobbysoxers
Forest dwellers converted

Old Blue Eyes,
Old brown cowl

My Way
The Way.

Witchcraft,
Grace

The Mob,
The Church

Friars Club
Friars Minor

Voice like an angel
true saint.

Rags to riches
Riches to rags

Hoboken
Assisi

Italian
Italian




A version of this poem appeared in Hanging Loose 78

Monday, April 4, 2011

Caught Red Handed in their Own Ink

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A pair
of poets
are

spreading
open
their 2

notebooks
atop bales
of rotting

rubbish on
Canal Street
across from

Sea Wing
Seafood
Corporation.



This poem appeared in in Mudfish 8.