MICHAEL ESTABROOK : Apparition
RICHARD FEIN : Dead Wires
CHERYL SNELL : The Memory of All That
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Apparition Dead Wires The Memory of All That


MICHAEL ESTABROOK
Apparition
Felt the same trembling sinking feeling today that sunk me 4 decades ago when I surprised her at her college and she sent me away because she was spending the day with another guy, dating another guy, even though she had been my girlfriend for the past 2 years. She sent me away anyway, curious I suppose about getting to know some other guy as well as she knew me. The renewed feeling of dread and depression came over me out of nowhere, suddenly, a black acrid mist, an apparition slice of darkness, confusing me and diverting me, trying to drive me away from my girl, again.
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Apparition Dead Wires The Memory of All That


RICHARD FEIN 
Dead Wires
Now it's the quiet pedestrians who are becoming the odd ones. But just a few years ago, those who audibly dialogued with themselves or screamed at phantoms or literally laughed out loud at their own jokes were given wide berth on city streets by the silent multitude of passersby. But change has charged the air with electric oscillations plugging into ever more breast pockets and pocketbooks. Loneliness is being shouted down by cell phone cacophony. The world grows noisier. Today, the mumbling majority walk the streets in supposed perfect sanity. So now it's the silent ones who haunt the sidewalks, the odd wanderers who need no phones, those to whom no one wants to listen, those who have no one to listen to, the disconnected, the never connected, the brotherhood of the ignored, the sisterhood of the shunned, the figurative deaf mutes who travel beyond all the service areas, those isolated circuits, those shaggy frayed dead wires dangling off the network of the modern world.
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Poetry endangers the established order  of the soul - Plato

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Apparition Dead Wires The Memory of All That


CHERYL SNELL
The Memory of All That 
You surface on a stretcher and I become a believer again. But when my eyes open wet against deserted sleeping, my heart turns against me, flailing like a blinded bird. You come late and looming, filling the doorway in shadow clothes. You melt at the foot of my bed, out of reach, leaving nothing but a piled-up robe on the floor. When I see you next in some bald white dream, will you stare straight ahead, both hands steering, mouthing still-born words into the air of conflicting sound? Or will you let me hear your voice still soaring, ringing with all the violence of skin and bone above a crowd of swollen angels?
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MICHAEL ESTABROOK : Apparition
RICHARD FEIN : Dead Wires
CHERYL SNELL : The Memory of All That


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