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CategoryPoetry

Götz von Berlichingen

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Stu Watson

Nuremberg was the Silicon Valley of the Late Middle Ages
precisions toolmakers built the first pocket watches
technical apparatuses shipped all over the world
in Nuremberg even a marauder has to pay
no one talks to Götz like that
he settles his score with his iron fist
that’s Nuremberg craftsmanship for you...

Patriotic American

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by Stu Watson

Patriotic American stands at the dais of locomotion qualitatively better in breeding because of the standard of care to be found in the rustic yards and villages that still stand up for what was conquered in our wars for what we took what is now owned by us these plots of lands we seized arriving long ago making mandates on our own abrupt and close to perfect in deceiving...

Cool

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by Stu Watson

So what is it to us who stand
secure in all our arrogance
upon an edge which time
with her sharp way
will soon erode
and breathe in with each stroke
red molecules that spit?

Three Poems about Abigail Adams

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Roaslind Kaliden

Abigail should have her own statue on the stony top of Bunker Hill,4
a dozen children at her feet, a few founders, a few presidents,
a rifle at her side, and books stacked waist high.
Behind her a woman wearing a banner for The Vote,
a black man signing his name in the front of his Bible.

Three Poems by Laura Cronk

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by Laura Cronk

We’ll go back
to my apartment and
open the door and the
kids’ faces will pop
with happiness. They’ll
run toward us, ram their
heads into our stomachs,
so eager to be held...

Morganatically Wed

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Stu Watson

and who are we to stand
displaced in all our promise
as if the legends don’t continue
and we have not met regret?

3 POEMS / BELEW

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By Kate Belew

Greta Garbo

I used to be like Greta Garbo and now I’m not.

Lost my flair for acting and I got hooked off

stage. When Greta talks and she says "Gimme a whiskey,

3 POEMS / UMANSKY

3
By Leah Umansky

THE NIGHT GENIUS

Take this, and hold it.

May the call be recognized and willing.

Remember, because I can’t remind you enough,

some will simply refuse and one...

5 POEMS / FITZGERALD

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By Adam Fitzgerald

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

I remember your hair's perm fondue

like blonde glass curling in the sun.

It had a northerly associative quality,

something quite remote to these parts.

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