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One Night From College

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   One night from college when I’d stopped eating and kept sleeping Too deeply sucked into a downward vortex Paralysis so strong I could no longer lay blame on my parents I called my mom to make it […]

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Eye Beam

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   I am what I see There is no more debate, we’ve got it That vision’s images Go to the eye, which receives them With exhales, with a loosening of muscles With a long awaited embrace Plato said […]

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A Scene Amidst the Mist

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   Why is a police car with flashing lights parked on Ogden this morning? Where are the 3 squirrels who scamper in Riverview Park every other morning, running from fence to bench? The fog swathing the trees heightens […]

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Silver

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy. “I like the silver in your hair,” she said. And then she showed me just how much. Night slips itself into the next morning. A leprechaun makes a lousy alibi. We tell ourselves fictions ‘cause the nons are […]

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Elegy: To the Tree on Dickinson Hill

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – Jersey Plums Poetry Reading. Please enjoy.   I saw that the tree got wacked. A column of stump as high as a man and chunks of trunk like extruded boulders, strewn around the lawn. But it was mostly gone. Was I sleepwalking not to […]

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