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Poem: The Honey Bee: a Fable by Aesop

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. The Honey-Bee:  a Fable by Aesop There once was a bee in a bonnet, Who was struggling to work out a sonnet; In Eureka she stung! (The sweet poet died young.) Beware the perils of sonnets!

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Poem: There once was an Indian prince…

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. There once was an Indian prince Who loved to peel and eat quince. “I like to eat fruit and some nice prostitutes. But with them you need a quick rinse.”

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Poem: It would be easy

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. It would be easy to return to work seduced by material reward to accept another’s dream for money and favor Seduced by material reward I pretend over lunch with friends for money and favor Seeking solace […]

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Someone Got a Cape on Magnolia Ave?

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy. Yasmin and I sit on the cracked steps of our building when Dexter comes out with his board and a piece of paper. “Hey, Dex,” I say. “Feeling better from that flu […]

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The Improv Lesson

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy. “The secret to doing improvisational theater well is to always say ‘yes, and…’ to whatever is offered to you, to add to the scene. Here’s what I mean.  William, come here.”  The […]

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Stoic Woman Vanquishes Super Villain

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.   My fist was on its trajectory to connect with Super Villain’s left jaw when my iPhone buzzed.  My mind raced.  Was it a text about an emergency at Day Care, the […]

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Villain Monologue

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.   Did you really think that you would catch me?  ME!? I saw by the look in your eyes that you did.   You really thought that you could. You with your […]

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The Race Monster

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.   Three friends are waiting for two stragglers at a diner. Sarah’s Roommate: “I’m telling you, it infects people through bloody nipples. That HuffPo article The Race Monster: Hero or Villain? revealed […]

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Oh, The Power

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.   My first time was on a crowded PATH train during a nasty heat wave. The PATH train is a quiet space, OK? It’s a commuter train with tired and stressed out […]

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John

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Superheroes & Supervillains: A Night of Dynamic Dare-do-well and Dastardly Deeds. Please enjoy.   Dear Board for the Designation of Superpowers, I’m writing you, again, because I’m really, really annoyed.  You haven’t responded, so I’ll repeat it: I do not want to be a superhero. […]

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