Volume III, Issue II Summer 2004


measuring the days

"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."

my mother's voice at
two in the morning saying
you need to be here now

my wife locked in a room
with the bones of her past and
the weight of her future

or this

my grandfather
who worked with guns for
forty years and then took his life
in a car

his son
who turned the bottle
into religion

who came out almost clean
on the other end
ten years later

not pure
but whole


filled suddenly
with the need to run


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