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  November 2019
volume 16 number 2
-table of contents-
  contributing poets
  William Allegrezza
  Alan Britt
  Anna Cates
  Charles Claymore
  Beverly M. Collins
  Timothy Paul Evans
  Mark A Fisher
  Kathie Giorgio
  Terry McCarty
  Christine Murray
  Christopher Neal
  Brian Rihlmann
  John D Robinson
  Walter Ruhlmann
  Howard Sage
  Sanjeev Sethi
  Mark States
  Davide Trame
  Amy Uyematsu
  Patricia Walsh
  Viola Weinberg
  Kirby Wright
  Umar Yogiza Jr
  Jim Young
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Mark A Fisher
November 2019



    Mark A. Fisher is a writer, poet, and playwright living in Tehachapi, CA. His poetry has appeared in: Angel City Review, A Sharp Piece of Awesome, Altadena
Poetry Review
, Penumbra, Turnip Truck(s), and many other places. His first
chapbook, drifter, is available from Amazon. His second, hour of lead, won the 2017 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest. His plays have appeared on California stages in Pine Mountain Club, Tehachapi, Bakersfield, and Hayward. He has also won cooking ribbons at the Kern County Fair.



On the 4th of July

I cannot party with monsters
I know they’ll come out
‘cause we made civility
like civics
an elective
there’s too much opportunity
for them to demon-strate
the hate they call patriotism
waving Chinese “American” flags
bought at Wal-Mart
scattering Constitutional amendments
like confetti
and singing “This Land”
not really meaning it

copyright 2019 Mark A Fisher