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Labor Day

Originally posted 9/5/2011.

The rude elements
have dressed your dirt-blessed hand.
Do not apologize for that.
Make the rich ones, the clean ones,
shake it.  Make them look at your face… 204 more words



Another reason to move well after one defends – you might be less distracted when it comes time to finish those revisions. I’ve had a week now, and despite my best intentions…I’m almost done revising one of three substantive chapters. 109 more words


Angel Food

Originally posted 3/14/2008.

the random blast
one block away
is just a backfire for once

and the neighbor’s reggaeton
ripping a hole in saturday afternoon… 281 more words


City Story

Originally posted 10/13/2009.

– after Gunter Grass;  for Italo Calvino

There is a city, and
there is a man in the city
who is alone. 210 more words


Free Fall Friday - Critique Results - Holly McGhee

Cynthia Reeg                          FROM THE GRAVE             Middle Grade Fantasy

Monster Rule #9: A monster’s appearance should incite fear and significant revulsion to scare the socks off mere humans. 1,481 more words


An Actor Prepares

Originally posted 12/16/2009.

No one photographs him
more than once
after they realize
that the only pictures
that show him happy
show him onstage.
All other images… 69 more words



Originally posted 12/26/2009.

They’re scared because they have seen
a delta shaped object
outlined with lights
over their suburban heads

They say
“I don’t know what it was” 139 more words