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WILLIAM DORESKI : Last Day of Work
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WILLIAM DORESKI
Last Day of Work

The sun comes up blue to blend with the sky that worships it. The river throbs in shades of gray I canít remember parsing. Last day of work. Retired, Iíll sag like last yearís bellows. My luck will drizzle into the willing earth and leave me pancaked. Too bad for the failing eyesight, the ulcer planning to erupt. Too bad for the waiting room where people shaped like briskets relax, coaxing their tumors to behave. The sighs of vacant place mats recur without reasoning to the Nth. If I could solve that grim equation without leaving a remainder I could replace myself with stainless digital versions sure to balk at the whips and chains of daily intercourse, the habits of lifetimes I forgot to lead. The last day, and the creak of filing cabinets will signal ghosts on horizons no painterly perspective admits. How can I embellish myself with sufficient festoons to cover those parts the least admired when those same parts honor themselves with half a century of paychecks? The sun refutes its own favors and crawls back into that hole in the cosmos where the steady drip of hydrogen chills me so I crack along a dotted line.

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poetryrepairs.com #227 16. 08 
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WILLIAM F. DeVAULT | by means of introduction
ROBERT WILSON | Your Arteries Are My Religion

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ROBERT WILSON | Sometimes We Never Evolve
ROBERT WILSON | Corona, No Lime

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DANIEL McTAGGART  | Branch in the River
DANIEL McTAGGART | Airs of Absinthe

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JESSICA LORRAINE ZICKEFOOSE | Emerald enchantress
JESSICA LORRAINE ZICKEFOOSE | Promise of A Sweet Lie

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DEBBIE TOSUN KILDAY | Dark Knight's Queen
DEBBIE TOSUN KILDAY | Drowning

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COLIN HASKINS | Which?
COLIN HASKINS | Your Wars

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LARRY JAFFE | Castaways
LARRY JAFFE | Elegy for Lonely Horn Players

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LARRY JAFFE | We Hold Hands While We Dream
LARRY JAFFE | Chrysalis

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THEODORE WEBB | Half-eaten apple
THEODORE WEBB | Tsunami

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Gossip on Lost River Bed | NORDETTE N. ADAMS
NORDETTE N. ADAMS | They Told Me a President Died

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AYSHA J. NASSER | An Autobiography
AYSHA J. NASSER | Perseus/I, Medusa

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WILLIAM F. DeVAULT | Persephone
WILLIAM F. DeVAULT | graveside



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William Doreski recently returned to Boston after years of teaching at Keene State College in New Hampshire. His most recent book of poetry is The Suburbs of Atlantis (2013). He has published three critical studies, including Robert Lowellís Shifting Colors. His essays, poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in many journals.


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