RALPH MONDAY : Stopping by Her Woods on a Rainy Afternoon
POETRYREPAIRS : CALL for MANUSCRIPTS for 2014 and 2015
BRUCE DETHLEFSEN : A Vacant Lot in Guatemala
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RALPH MONDAY
Stopping by Her Woods on a Rainy Afternoon
Whose lips these are I think I know. Her house is in the suburbs though. He is at the bar and plays amour, Her skirt now on the bedroom floor. My little dog must think it weird To pause where he has disappeared Between the sheets her Fabio dream Her darkest night turned to a scream. My doggie gives his shag a shake Knowing that her throb and ache Overcome by the only sound Her pounding heartbeat fully crowned. Her kisses are lovely, rich and red Lying there hair fanned out on the bed, I'll leave her now fully bound, I'll leave her now fully bound. In homage to Robert Frost 13.02.02
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CALL for MANUSCRIPTS for 2014 and 2015
POETRYREPAIRS seeks submissions with some wit and humor,
whose reversals and recognitions are evocative, informative, rich with meaning.
A confessional (about "me") should none-the-less be about all of us; An "I" is a persona,
never the author/poet reporting an actual dream or diary entry.
[cf Roman Ingarten, Alfred Schutz]
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS Includes poetry and prose related to poetry.
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BRUCE DETHLEFSEN 
A Vacant Lot in Guatemala 
from Something Near the Dance Floor. a harmony of rats and roses fills the vacant lot next door with music separated from the world by walls of brown adobe the music rises as the roses shuffle in the wind of the volcano their thorns outstretched to claw and scratch the walls the music rises as the rats sway crooning in the ocean breeze a honeyed melody against a sky of blue and white and each red petal falls onto the yellow teeth of the marimba producing notes though sweet become the elemental horror of the song because all roses smell of rats and rats of roses (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 1998) copyright BRUCE DETHLEFSEN reprinted with publisher's permission.
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