L. WARD ABEL : The Economy
MARYANN HAZEN-STEARNS : Tenth Avenue Whistle
MICHAEL DAVID COFFEY : Urban Fusions
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The Economy Tenth Avenue Whistle Urban Fusions


L. WARD ABEL
The Economy
  Coming home in the outskirts are vacant lots under a changing. They had a mist hung over each of them. I surmised the fog as spirits buried under demolition liens. They rose in unison as a battleground of lows moved in primary color lines and arrows above. Funny how none of the spirits had blue sky for graves only ones of earth glass, beams and bone.
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The Economy Tenth Avenue Whistle Urban Fusions


MARYANN HAZEN-STEARNS
Tenth Avenue Whistle
They call me Mystic Sister of Glory Eyed Wonder. I exhale pewter breath with the terrible violence of a single falling flake of snow. I blink torpid eyes your way. The line forms here. Dame of Sesame Flesh. I shrug shoulders carved from hashish. I fling a wreath of bleeding roses at your blistered feet. You flinch in the very marrow of dawn. Come and get it. My russet bones blaze upon the pavement in your eyes. Charcoal stars float to ground and peter out like you dude. Cha cha cha. I pick the pink carcass of your mind, lick your lips dry. I'm rotting you slowly. You know where I am. The winds of 10th Avenue whistle through the skeleton of your spirit - Toot your flute suit. Oh how you scream and cough up the money and man oh man, it's so exquisitely intimate.
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The Economy Tenth Avenue Whistle Urban Fusions


MICHAEL DAVID COFFEY
Urban Fusions
Skyline conglomerate, aggregated alps Confusion, in the traffics belching anger Sounds reverberating in the glassy canyons Clanking, groaning, the cable cars Crunch, fume, steel cables winding Shouts, slinky tight skirts, lean long Legs scurrying, hurrying to the lean Tall pyramidal cathedrals of commerce Shadows of the urban forest, shrouding The day's promise, in sleek limousines Oriental princesses and bankers In conurbation fast time, collision The forest, dark, dense, enclosing The mad bustle, hustle, commerce chasm Bookstores, exotic foodstores, fuckstores Italy in cappuccino, beat generation relics Church on the green, clank, clank City of hills, mind emanations, poetry Irish, Italians, Catholics, gays, lesbians Fascinating fringe revolution, culture Asia in Ireland, Guinness and Italian pasta
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L. WARD ABEL : The Economy
MARYANN HAZEN-STEARNS : Tenth Avenue Whistle
MICHAEL DAVID COFFEY : Urban Fusions


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