Volume III, Issue II Summer 2004



"I'm 35, married, a father, angry at a great many things, overeducated, underpaid, deeply in debt, one dead car in the driveway, just waiting for my neighbors to move. Recent work has appeared in DUFUS!, remark, Above Ground Testing and 63channels. Recent collections include "Enemy," a chapbook from PinkAnarchkittyPress.com; "Silence in the House of Truths," an e-chapbook available at Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry; and "Human Cathedrals," a tasty little full-length collection of angst and bile available from Ravenna Press."

you begin to see how it
might be done

the act of turning away

of not writing or
not breathing

and then the more subtle examples

the ghosts of lost fathers
or the forgotten voices
of old lovers

their words nailed to crosses

their smiles broken

torn to shreds
and the pen awkward in your hands

the poem like some vital organ
removed slowly
and without anesthesia

this picture of myself from
when i was younger
hung on the stairway wall

the way i seemed to
believe in something

the way gorky tied the rope
then stepped from the chair

my children

none of this their fault


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