RALPH MONDAY : Self Emperor
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RALPH MONDAY
Self Emperor
We all walk upon self deluded emperor fetishes, Dreaming now or dreaming then, dreams poured Upon dreams, forgetting the day, disciplined, that Make vaporous shades birth the morrow. Within those morrows are past spirits, Congealing round the windows, Spiteful in the air ducts, turning, twirling About to confuse one's solipsism. Spirit becomes flesh because only meat Can understand spirit, always seeks to Reunite physical pleasure or pain. Meat Is a far greater interpreter spirit discourse, Less why would these silly lost fireflies Ballerina tumble and dance missing in the Longing for flesh? Because blood is the Many mansion house whereby spirit manifests. Lost souls separated from the separate By choice, of necessity, as the moon wanders Transforming from a blank crescent knuckled bone To the mythical serpent shedding its skinó Spirit needs flesh to experience. Flesh consumes spirit to be. Two together seek need. They will be divided.
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GALE ACUFF | Divine Comedy
CHANMING YUAN | Worldly Affairs: Today's Special
WARD KELLEY | The Ancient Heart of Sandy
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TAYLOR GRAHAM | Origami
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JUSTIN BARRETT | Panacea
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ROBERT JOE STOUTnbsp;| No Longer Young
JAN OSKAR HANSEN | The Bridge
AMANDA JOHNSTON | Miz Cassidy's Vision
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VALENTINA CANO | Deprivation
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KENNETH ASHWORTH | Comes The Revolution
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L. WARD ABEL | The Gray of Saturday Morning
REX ALLEN McCOY  | Backbone ( or lack of )
TIMOTHY MICHAEL FLAHERTY | Revival
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BOB BRADSHAW | Where the Good Men Are
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JIM BORING | Why Snakes Die
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WILLIAM DORESKI | Conversant with the River
MEGAN WEBSTER | Spring
KAREN STROMBERG  | Drumsticks of Rain
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JUDY HOGAN | This Sacred Way 7
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JOHN HORVATH Jr. | Torte
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LAURA CLOSE | Restaurant
JOHN HORVATH Jr | Family Hero
DYAN SANDEFER | Demolition.
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JERRY DURICK | Fingerprints
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KASIM MASTER | Face
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STEPHEN MEAD | Shoals
LATORIAL FAISON | And I Thought I Was Free
RICHARD ZOLA  | on the way to goodge street... (direction unknown)
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AMANDA JOHNSTON
Miz Cassidy's Vision
(Attending the First Annual Bluegrass Writer's Conference)
Would be writers and poets enter the once was convent absent of nuns now full of history Lining the walls sunk deep between aged floorboards in creases of dusty curtain fabric is Miz Cassidy's Vision Confined to the matchbox of a kitchen LeAnna-dutifully prepares meals for Miz Cassidy's guests Delicately discarding unwanted brown crusts from dainty white bread chicken salad sandwiches her beautifully aged black hands pop with pride she don't need no help Accustomed to hard work and serving the white folks, LeAnna stays smiling while serving My appetite subsides a traitor cannot eat who am I to play the tom and waste a good Saturday frivolously writing But LeAnna smiles at me when Miz Cassidy is not hovering a Grandmother kind of grin proud of her accomplishments for the familiar stranger that is me My lineage has cut many sandwiches prepared many meals for the white folks served them up with smiles shielded from Miz Cassidy's vision they slaved to envision my being The sole black woman, unexpected, nevertheless present, eating Miz Cassidy's chicken salad sandwiches, coloring her vision, hugging the help and writing poetry with the other Southern Belles. copyright 2003 AMANDA JOHNSTON
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