Member since April 12, 2016 | 115 Readings |
John Santana is a college librarian with an unpublished novel. A former newspaper reporter, he has dabbled from time to time in poetry. He reads a lot of poetry to his children, who are both fans of Robert Frost and William Carlos Williams.
Kindness is their greatest virtue, but / Insults still fly between them. / Do they believe the harsh words, or is it / Some strange display of…
For the eternally / displaced, “Home” is an icon / or a browser tab /
Our own devices / create / our own reality. / Our own reality / creates / our own divides. / Our own divides / create / our own isolation. /
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I miss you Ms. Arkansas / resting under the asphalt / / the waitresses all went home / to wipe off their pink lipstick / / the cop climbs…
In Spanish the words for “sword” and “middle back” are very similar. / At least in my translation, / which attempts to connect two dying…
the hem of a sweater / even implied / brings warmth / if you don’t say so / it heats the temperature / of your heart / if you hear a strain…
once I sat in the atrium of an office building / / I felt the air of overhead fans / caress my shoulders / / fake trees hung around / …
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