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A. D. WINANS : Success is an Illusion
A. D. WINANS : RAIN POEM

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A. D. WINANS
Success is an Illusion

this one time friend of mine got published in Europe was sought after at readings interviewed for the position of editor at Lost Cause Magazine soon his phone calls ceased but my mailbox was flooded with daily poems this man is a fine poet but bits and pieces of success went to his head like when you have high blood pressure and rise to fast from bed he will wind up teaching at the Famous Writer’s School he will be willed Ferlinghetti’s hat watch the papers look for the movie the circus is coming to town

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A. D. WINANS
RAIN POEM

the rain beats a rhythm against the windshield the wipers flail helplessly like a fish out of water demons to the left of me demons to the right of me demons in front of me demons in back of me my brain a barbecue pit feeds on the rolling thunder spits out bits and pieces of poems words of emptiness words of despair shadow creatures lay mutilated in nearby ditches a Highway Patrol car speeds past me its red light flashing the sky black as a groom’s tuxedo

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A. D. WINANS, a San Francisco native, has authored over 50 books and chapbooks of poetry and prose. In 2002 a poem of his was set to music and performed at New York's Tully Hall. In 2006 PEN National awarded him with a Josephine Miles award for excellence in literature. In 2009 PEN Oakland presented him with a lifetime achievement award.


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