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MARION deVOS : Baltimore from the Train
HAL SIROWITZ : A Dog's Fantasy Object
poetryrepairs.com #205 14.10 : VERNON WARING
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MARION deVOS
Baltimore from the Train
Where once the dealer traded, ever vigilant and alert, sirens of police cars blared, an ominous silence reigns. Where precious grass harvested for money yesterday, lies untended, bleak as winter dead as a junkyard. Where blinded houses, in serried formation repeat themselves in crumbling retreat, remnants of rampant crime. Where weeds in pockmarked streets, graffiti splashed walls, windows shuttered and shrivelled, hit the stalking eye. Where factories, empty cathedrals with smokeless towers and rusty scraps like tombstones, loom over railroad tracks. I sharpen my focus in a moving train, There is undeniable beauty in details of urban decay.

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HAL SIROWITZ
A Dog's Fantasy Object
Every dog loved my father. They'd bark at me and try to jump gingerly on him to plant a big wet kiss on his face. The neighbor's dog, Beauty, was always sleeping but when father walked into their house, the dog went nuts. It acted like it hadn't seen my father for years. My father was proud of a dog's attraction to him. He'd bask in the attention, wondering why our mother didn't act the same. She'd pull away whenever he tried to embrace her. Did he have dog food in his pocket to make them go unhinged? I didn't think so. He was just the type a dog would love and a woman would shy away from having loyalty in common.

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poetryrepairs.com #205 14.10
Winter Miscellany
by VERNON WARING, featured poet

page 109
VERNON WARING | Someone's Staring
CAROLE NELSON PHILLIPS  | 3 a.m.
POETRYREPAIRS | CALL for SUBMISIIONS

page 110
VERNON WARING | Third Shift
CHRIS AGUILAR | Remain
JOHN HORVATH Jr | Granite Balls

page 111
VERNON WARING | The Island of Lost Poems
ASHOK GUPTA  | Ramla
GYUKICS GABOR | Greeks

page 112
VERNON WARING | One Act
JAN OSKAR HANSEN | Heat of the Day
JANE HUTTO | On the Edge of Hope

page 113
VERNON WARING | Debut
MICHAEL DAVID COFFEY | Shady Night
RICHARD ALAN BUNCH | Power Lunch

page 114
VERNON WARING | Still Life
NICK BRUNO | The Art of Poetic Cleansing
ELIZABETH KERLIKOWSKE | Decades Away, the Checkered Flag

page 115
VERNON WARING | The Mice ion McKinley Street
VALERIE DEATON | To Kiss the Earth
JOHN HORVATH Jr | After Life

page 116
VERNON WARING | The Green-Eyed Monster
PAUL HOSTOVSKY | Unlikely Loves: The Self
PAUL HOSTOVSKY | The Place of Literature

page 117
VERNON WARING | Like Voices Rising
ANDRENA ZAWINSKI | Last Night in New Orleans
JULIE ELLINGER HUNT | Green Goddess

page 118
VERNON WARING | Infinite
PIA TAAVILA | Driving Down
ANDREA FORBING | Modern Cunnilingus 101

page 119
VERNON WARING | Thief
BARBARA F. LEFKOVITZ | The Ecstacy of Metaphor
ROBERT JOE STOUT | Exhibitionist

page 120
VERNON WARING | Lottery
LISA M CRONKHITE | Slapped into Reality
LOIS MICHAL UNGER | Insomnia




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