Posts Tagged ‘ Poetry ’

“Grocery Boy,” by Kim Malinowski

Aug 20th, 2022 | By

The geek I call “grocery boy” at Kroger is named Daniel.
No one nicknamed him or if they did it was Mars or Pluto
or Too-Smart-For-His-Own-Good.



“The Lawnmower Goat,” by Aaron Lee Moore

Aug 20th, 2022 | By

Any farmer will tell you:
Nothing clears land quite like a goat,
Save for a Bobcat—
The 3650 Utility Vehicle—not the mountain lion.



“UFO,” by Chris Bullard

Aug 20th, 2022 | By

The “flying” part I’m happy with,
though the juxtaposition with “object”
negates its suggestion of heroic action.
What really rips me is the “unidentified.”



“Lament of a Suburban Boston Formalist,” by Richard Jordan

Aug 20th, 2022 | By

It’s hard to sell your rhymes when you’re from here.
What editor would recognize that Worcester
doesn’t go with fester, but with blister?



“Super Mario Downtime,” by Stephen Kowalkowski

Aug 20th, 2022 | By

with the pipes shut off
and the flying turtles grounded
find him by the Trevi Fountain
admiring that Roman plumbing