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Ann Arbor Review

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All rights revert back to each poet.
--editor / Southeastern Florida

AAR history note:  in print 1967 - 1980.  Irregular publications 1980 - 2004.  As ezine 2004 - present. Most of 51 years all together....

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Un-Platonic Solids

The roof changed pitch sixteen times,
a wild experiment,
a builder stretching himself,
extending his skills,
but knowing nothing about Feng Shui.

Shape twisted energy at such odd angles
that no one could live
in that space for long.
And no one did.

Constructed of cedar beams
that wouldn’t rot,
the building hung around
and hung around.

Forty years later,
it sagged at angles
even stranger than its architect imagined.
Finally, men who built it
had to pull it down.

The oddity dismantled
the lot scraped clean,
traces of it erased.

But when the forest returns,
what if mans’ triangles
left space at the site bent?

New trees might grow at crazy angles,
reminding us
where the oddity once stood.


Found Naked Lunch

Enlighten me
with your brilliant mind.

Carry on alone
singing softly.

Pretend to be a body
healthy with brains.

Health in absentia.



Richard Gartee, Gainesville, Florida




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