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  August 2010
volume 8 number 2
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  KJ Hays
  Georgia Jones-Davis
  Eric Lawson
  Marie Lecrivain
  Noah Lederman
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Jason Neese
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Chris Derrico
August 2010
   

 

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art by the feral artist

    "Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, I have worked as a line cook, a doorman, a cheesemonger, and an exterminator. My poems have appeared in various print journals and online magazines such as Unlikely Stories 2.0, Thieves Jargon, and My Favorite Bullet."

   

 

Solitaire

Ocean waves
Pre-dawn
Ambient classic
Modernist masterpiece

All day time disappearing
Silver moon wanes
Slow over pines

Under tropical tree canopy
Sunny green & orange fuzz
Sun-shafts open & close
Mammoth hand
Of clouds

Mid-day butterfly
Rainbow-winged
Stoic
Insects dart & scramble
Under hyacinth pot
Lizards are at it again

Mosquito above
Full of blood
Hungry gecko below
Full of ambition

Porch-light shadow flicker
Trapped inside
A solitary wasp

Cockroach flutters up
Gecko turns his head
We're both thinking the same?

Olive bunches dying
Under late-summer palm fronds
No fear of death
In the swaying plumeria

Dead of summer
More alive than anything



copyright 2009 Chris Derrico