Ann Arbor Review

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Silvia Scheibli
'Deji W. Adesoye
Chris Lord
Ali Znaidi
Paul B. Roth
Umm-e-Aiman Vejlani
Lyn Lifshin
Laszlo Slomovits
Naim Kelmendi
Richard Kostelanetz
Anton Gojcaj
Duane Locke
Jennifer Burd
David Ishaya Osu
Steve Barfield
Miguel A Bernao Burrieza
Richard Gartee
Violeta Allmuca
Alan Britt

Fred Wolven
Ilire Zajmi
Running Cub
Donal Mahoney
Fahredin Shehu
Peter Tase
Nahshon Cook
Al Ortolani
Alex Ferde
Anton Frost

Michelle Bailat-Jones
Lazlo Slomovits & Jennifer Burd

Karyn M. Bruce
A. J. Huffman
Michael D. Long


 

 

 

Ann Arbor Review

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Copyright (c) 2014 Francis Ferde
All rights revert back to each poet.
--editor / Southeastern Florida
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staff:
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Silver Grey Fox
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THREE WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FATHER

Dead these many years,
Dad's still there for me
every day, pointing

from a star
toward excellence,
the goal we shared. 

I missed two free throws once
at the end of a high school game
and we lost by a point. 

On the way home 
after the game, he said,
"Why did you miss 

those free throws?"
Years later in college
I came home with all A's

and one B. I showed him
my grades and he said,
over his newspaper,

"Why did you get the B?"
After graduation I was thinking
about getting married but I

wasn't certain. So I asked him
what did he think. Once again
he was there for me.

Sipping his tea, he said
"You asked the girl, right
Follow through."

 

SADIE SAYS

Perhaps itís true
perhaps it's not

we'll never know  
if it's the reason 

Sadie sleeps 
till noon each day

then with her limp 
walks to the beach  

to feed wild cats 
but never a dog

because Sadie says 
everyone knows

cats are poetry
dogs are prose.

 

 

Donal Mahoney, St. Louis, Missouri

 


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