BARBARA F LEFKOWITZ : THE SAPONIFIED MAN
DAWN TROW : Retreat and Return
RHONDA GERISCH : Benevolence
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BARBARA F LEFKOWITZ
THE SAPONIFIED MAN 
(According to the Smithsonian Magazine, the mummified remains of a man who lived in
18th century Philadelphia were accidentally discovered; his corpse saponified--
i.e. turned into soap. because of water seepage.)
There I lay dead in my knee-stockings, an ordinary man who never sought fame in my life, let alone the hereafter. Blame whoever chose that cheap casket. With every rain water seeped inside its crack and into my pores, fused with my fat until I became a great mess of lard, eventually hardened to soap-- Now they study me, scan my saponified brain, scrape off slivers to rub away germs. O the stupid jokes, how I'm no longer a dirty old man; they laugh at my stockings, the congealed grease of my boots, call me the Soapman, the Accidental Mummy, a Greaser, whatever that means, a specimen without a name who must be kept dry so I don't melt, become mere lather. Esteemed Smithsonian scientists: cut out my heart and dye it pink, mold it to small roses, perfumed for the ladies, test my triglycerides, render me if you must. All I ask is return of my name, for surely I had one, even if I was a thief, a drunk, a pauper with torn stockings, my casket dumped in a potter's field.
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DAWN TROW
Retreat and Return
A retreating soul escapes into fantasy. Unexpected changes pounce; opposing forces risk a goal. No advanced notice, A troubled period in life hatches. Success comes through confidence. Being bound and restricted by regret. Stuck in a tangled rut. Moods affect potential aspirations. Dwelling on old memories. Too afraid to leave, It's now a question of why. Everything in suspension. Mistakes whisper bitterness, urge unwrapping. Barriers fall; truth lay bare. Satisfaction gained. Courage planned. Harmony Recharges energies, Readies for new births. A romantic encounter around a corner hides. Brightening your life, but what is seen? Is it an attraction or is it a masked temptation? A protecting nature issues favor, juggles life with grit. Strengths to explore. Seeking questions answers. A soul too afraid to act, Paused by vacillations. Impulsive desires. Undercurrents surface. Celebration rises. Time to reap reward
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RHONDA GERISCH
Benevolence
You have haunted A thousand trips Under black sky To black water With the guides Of Lite-Brite bulbs And a single blonde satellite When once I was fated Into bedsheets My nostrils that Valued you Envied the fingers That may collect you And the tongue That may dissolve you A strong coffee Plaid And the scent of Melted summer Ice cream Are you collective And the air Of salt Produced an imminent Toxin upon you I have ventured Into an opiate State of lethargy Stimulusless But for this Beckon, and I can't come
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BARBARA F LEFKOWITZ : THE SAPONIFIED MAN
DAWN TROW : Retreat and Return
RHONDA GERISCH : Benevolence

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