Reflections on Barbie, her frumpy aunt, and Sunshine eyeballs

Over at High Calling Blogs they’re celebrating Marcus Goodyear’s new book of poetry, Barbies at Communion: and other poemswith a bit of a Barbie-fest. My first thought was that I couldn’t possibly join this party, not me. Not with my tragic, Barbie-less childhood. But then I realized…my Barbie-free childhood makes great grist for the mill! […]

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Monster (Supermarket Zombie)

  Monster she saw him between the baked goods and cereal isles towering tall, shoulders wide lumbering forward his thick fingers grazing slipping over carnival-colored boxes claiming them, one at a time… Lucky Charms, Fruity Pebbles, Count Chocula Zombie in the supermarket large and hulking wearing flannel pajama bottoms a jean jacket you could use […]

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Random Acts of Poetry…Poem, Interrupted

Poem, Interrupted Crystal castles decorate(Good morning, sweetheart! You’re up early!)bending blades(Done brushing your teeth? Good job! Do you mind…)of spent-gold(…getting yourself some cereal for breakfast? It’s a little early still)grass, bent and burdened(no, we don’t have any more of that “bad-for-you-cereal,” please eat what we do have)under layers of transparent(no, sweetie…please don’t give the cat […]

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