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  April 2019
volume 16 number 1
-table of contents-
  contributing poets
  Michelle Angelini
  luis cuauhtemoc berriozabal
  Jack G. Bowman
  Lynne Bronstein
  Deborah Edler Brown
  Anna Cates
  Beverly M. Collins
  Chella Courington
  David Flynn
  Paul Hellweg
  Glenn Ingersoll
  Scott C. Kaestner
  lalo kikiriki
  John Leonard
  Cynthia Linville
  Marieta Maglas
  Xavier McIves
  Scott Thomas Outlar
  bc petrakos
  Diana Rosen
  Walter Ruhlmann
  David Scriven
  Megha Sood
  Terrence Sykes
  Perry Terrell
  Tim Tipton
  Davide Trame
  Roman Tunkel
  mailing list
lalo kikiriki
April 2019



photo by james barros

    lalo kikiriki was born in Oklahoma, grew up in Texas and attended College of Idaho, winning prizes in painting and poetry. After eight years at Pacifica Houston, lalo moved to L.A., was a member of the Barnsdall Poetry Circle, and earned BA and MA degrees at California State Dominguez Hills. lalo is a ZZyZx writer.



Only the Whiskey River

after a line by Martin Espada

not the big rock candy mountain
not the cabin in the pines
not the nice warm boxcar
not the bed of flowers
under California stars

not the flashing neon sign
not the piano roll blues
not the jukebox in the corner
not the sawdust
on the hardwood floor

only the Whiskey River
flowing behind the counter
Jack Daniels
in a shotglass
Lone Star Chaser
sweating on the bar

copyright 2019 lalo kikiriki