Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Poems in Ascent Aspirations Magazine

My poem, "Ghosts" appeared in
Friday Poems in Ascent Aspirations Magazine

The backyard railroad tracks
and the coal piles of Ohio
die in 1943.
The guilty running
through the wheatfield
and the evening
tomato feasts die
in 1952. The passionate
fistfights pass away hard.
Brenda Laupton and Eugene
die with them.
Patty and Bobby Proctor
and the first touch of
girl's knee takes over along
with the wrestling matches
on the grass. They die in
1955. The last episode
of local fame dies in 1958.
The modern algebra book
dies in 1960. The final
argument about the evils of
behaviorism dies in 1962.
The Frieden calculator
dies in 1965. Barbara C
and the Upper West Side
turns to dust.
A recklessness,
grows out of canned tuna
in 1964. The bean loaf is invented.
Birth borealists the sky.
Special spaghetti sauce,
the dart of dodge all
flow like a great
cold lake over the flames
until she flickers.
The great north dies
after the century passes.
How long will
the forest last? It's
already November.


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