Ann Arbor Review

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Laszlo Slomovits
Alan Britt
Tolu Ogunlesi
Paul B. Roth
Gerald Clark
Dike Okoro
Jerry Blanton
Felino Soriano
Joanie Freeman
Steve Barfield
Shuta Crum
Running Cub
Odimegwn Onwumere
Duane Locke
Chris Lord
Fred Wolven
Nona Giorgadze
Bobby Steve Baker
Brandon S. Ray
satnrose
Serena Trome
Paul Handley
Kanev Peycho
George Moore
R. Jay Slais
Carol Smallwood

Sabahudin Hadzialic
Ian Smith

DRIVING HOME IN NOVEMBER

I saw in the rear window
ahead--a "V" formation of
a flock of geese:
an autumn passage usually
heard and then observed.

Staring at the sky revealed
no passage of wings--just
lingering wonder if the
reflection was real.



WE READ THE ODYSSEY

as ancient myth no remembering
the Mediterranean that has dried
up over and over, was once roamed
by elephants.



WHEN SLEEP DOESN'T COME

it's worse when the fault's yours--eating too late,
too much, too little, leaving a warm
cocoon to pace between hall walls.

Up and down, up and down, turning smartly
like a soldier under a 60 watt light globe
held by screws.

Up and down, up and down.  There are no clocks
on the hall walls; turn smartly--whistle.

There are no windows to hint the coming of
the dawn.

 


Carol Smallwood, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan





                      

 


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