Volume II, Issue IV Winter 2003


Strangers in a Stranger Land

"I've been in about sixty magazines and was nominated for a 2003 Pushcart Prize. Right know I'm writing a prose book and just trying to survive like everybody else. I guess."

I can't bear the so-called
normal people out there-
the successful ones,
the coupled ones,
those living dead ones.

Racing trafficAnd then they're the others
drawn to me like a bloody magnet-
the truly mad,
the truly poor
and homeless ones.

So with those
I'll nod and listen to them
while leaving
what kindness I can
with them.

But in the end
I'm always alone
and the odds are
you are too
if you're reading this poem.


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