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  November 2016
volume 13 number 2
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  Inalegwu Omapada Alifa
  Maria A Arana
  Shawn Aveningo
  Wendy Bourke
  Jack G. Bowman
  Alan Britt
  Adam Levon Brown
  Jeffrey Bryant
  Don Kingfisher Campbell
  Alicia Carpenter
  Natalie Crick
  Carla Criscuolo
  Frank De Canio
  Marvin Louis Dorsey
  Miguel Eichelberger
  John LaMar Elison
  Gabriella Garofalo
  Dave Houston
  Dani Raschel JimĂ©nez
  Scott C. Kaestner
  Sofia Kioroglou
  Deborah P Kolodji
  Rick Lupert
  Donal Mahoney
  Afric McGlinchey
  Frank Mundo
  Chika Onyenezi
  Adam Phillips
  Bethany W Pope
  Nydia Rojas
  Diana Rosen
  Walter Ruhlmann
  Papa Vic
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Frank De Canio
November 2016



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   Frank DeCanio was born and bred in New Jersey, and work in New York. He loves music of all kinds, from Bach to Dory Previn, Amy Beach to Amy Winehouse, World Music, Latin, opera.Shakespeare is his consolation, and writing his hobby. He likes Dylan Thomas, Keats, Wallace Stevens, Frost, Ginsburg, and Sylvia Plath as poets.



Relay Race

We're all destinies waiting to unfold.
Oh, moral pundits say we're free to choose.
But what we do already was foretold
by options and desires that infuse
our sensibilities. And each, in turn,
upon Life's fast, deterministic track,
is factored in the road map where we'll learn
about a future that was programmed back
millennia ago. We're left to reap
the harvest of our own and other deeds.
Their fruits-before we're on the rubbish heap-
themselves possess the germinating seeds
informing generations still to come
believing they're the whereto and wherefrom.

copyright 2016 Frank De Canio