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Prim’s Proper

I said, “The Hope of youth, fictitious truth, lays covered in a shroud.” –Larry Norman’s Nightmare #71 Any attempt describing the Kansas City Poetry Scene will of necessity be incomplete. Doubtless hundreds of thousands of Kansas Citians trudge through their … Continue reading

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An Hogshead of Real Fire

The Celebrated Mister E Performed his poems on Saturdee With Stephie French In the Pit upstairs at Prospero’s A group of Bards and Oracles Met in a pinch … On the corner of West 39th Street and Bell, at the … Continue reading

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A Super Bowl Poem

The Lord G-d Almighty Dons His form-fit football jersey Emblazoned with the numeral “1”– Which is an inside joke, Him being the One G-d, and all– And his team-colors triangle Pennant on a stick (Another inside joke, you know). He … Continue reading

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What if Isaac Newton Sat Under a Fig Tree?

-or- Keeping Botany at Bay There’s a crab-apple tree Beside a parking lot In the Old Mill Park That has gaping holes Where branches used to be And aren’t, for whatever reason. The largest hole is the lowest one Maybe … Continue reading

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Ekphrasis on Marc Chagall’s “Moses and the Serpent Rod”

  Mythic Moshe minuets madly among the masses Marching in the hardscrabble Sinai That could never support a tithe The population of Numbers, I don’t care what Torah says. It is said he was The Lawgiver— Who needs a Lawgiver? … Continue reading

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Days End

The western horizon Swallows the sun Casting long shadows in my Unlit parlor. Darkness slowly reaches her long arms To embrace me And just as I decide To succumb to her infernal seductions My dog lays his muzzleIn my lap … Continue reading

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Shooting the Breeze

The trees whisper their secrets on the wind Some secrets are full of affirmation Others dark enough to frighten Poe or Lovecraft. The trees know all the secrets Of murder most foul And secret Lovers’ trysts Of Nebuchadnezzer’s madness And … Continue reading

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