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“Only Seventeen” now up at Citizen Brooklyn, a magazine

devoted to “unique energy, diversity, and expression.”

Only Seventeen

When they pick me up, Mother

won’t come

get me.

This lifts my runaway status,

sets me

free…

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The poem was first published by The Stone Hobo.

Pay them a visit too, if you have the time.

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First and Last Day Out of the Asylum

…I pass DO NOT ENTER in flashing neon, in red letters on white-painted metal too, and as “Mrs. Robinson” fades, I buckle my seatbelt and stomp on the gas because there are people on this overcast Sunday freeway who must be shown how to live…   <<read more>>

~ September 2011 Issue of Eclectic Flash

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Severance

The color’s all the rage, you said. I hadn’t believed you. I couldn’t. Not carpet the color of the mashed garden peas you fed to Sheila one tiny spoonful at a time…   <<read more>>

~ September 2011 Issue of Eclectic Flash

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