Top 10 in Poetry Ebook SALES!

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Since SteelTown For Mary reached THE TOP 10 in Poetry through KOBO ebook sales…..the book will be on SALE until Halloween for $0.99 CENTS on KOBO AMAZON ITUNES and BLURB.

Thanks to everyone for their Support!

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/steeltown-for-mary

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atleast i wasn’t there long enough to taste the food

belleville
for a lousy sprained foot
hobbling through one corridor to another
from one waiting room to another
from ANOTHER waiting room to…. another

no nurse offering shoulder
wheelchair
crutch or cane.

in one waiting room
a mother and her daughter
giggle with no age difference

‘mom that soldier who was killed yesterday-
look at his picture profile – he was cute’

‘OH HE WAS SUPER CUTE – WICKED CUTE’

and the giggles continue.

at last-
hobble out with foot wrapped
told 7 days of no weight and lots of
snow peas frozen
or corn.
then
look for ticket booth to pay for parking
or cash machine to take out a twenty
but
in emergency they have never seen one.

so

over to front ENTRANCE

hobble outside around hospital
a few football lengths holding onto rails and bushes
and cars
hoping alarms do not go off.

find ticket machine
find cash machine
and pay the toll master

hobble back across the infield
foot bandaged so i can’t kick for the extra point
wonder why the hell don’t they have these machines at every
entrance point.

climb in truck
and now search out a drug store
to rent some crutches
or a chaplin cane.

donations may be welcomed
but belleville
you got my 20 bucks in parking
and i got my exercise
and i got my intelligent conversation for the day

so

i think on the way home
i’ll stuff my wallet in the glove compartment
and i’ll leave the radio

OFF.


SteelTown For Mary makes the Top 10!

Thanks to all who have purchased an Ebook!

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elephant

before the elephant:
her beauty is astounding
stretching under tree
in a jungle before the plains open
to her eyes

her flat belly
her belly button skin

my woman
my wife

you are not eve
and i am not adam

but

you stand at the mouth of the jungle
and i am waiting out here on the plains

after the elephant:
your beauty more than astounding
and the travel we have seen

i let you ride on your own
watch the elephant drop you off at the
beginning of the jungle

wait

if you turn and look at me before going back in
i know everything will be alright

before the elephant:
she leans from branch
pulling her body in a stretch
and smiles seeing me on the plains
standing by the elephant
i know when the day is over

she will be happy

and she turns around….


when you stop lying to yourself

burn burn burn
under
the cold cold stars

under

the
ground
you will freeze freeze freeze

wear a turtleneck
let mother knit you a heavy sweater
ask for a scarf

or

get out
and burn burn burn

burn away your excuses
let your eyes become blind by the sun
feel your heart
feel your soul for the first time
and
admit you have been full
of
shit for far
too
long

burn burn burn
or
curl up and freeze
under the
ground


steam

the rain the coffee the dentist the driving the traffic the roads the trees the leaves the visibility the endless motion of doing chores.

weep for me

the phone has stopped ringing

work has ceased
the
children are at school with their restricted lunches

the shoes the sidewalks the pounding on doors the resumes the welfare the city the gold sun the silver stars the family the support groups the friends the quiet evenings the body warmth of your body next to mine.

i have never felt so poor
or so rich
at
the same time


Kerouac and Benny Jazz and Swing poems pomes and You

jazz poems
……o
……m
……e
……s

with a kerouac swing
i
t
h

a goodman orchestra

your legs in the air
sailing the dance floor
o’er the strength
of my arms

sing sing sing
..i……i…..i
…n….n….n
…..g…..g…..g

my love
y
love

s
i
n
g

s
i
n
g

s
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g


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