Ann Arbor Review

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Paul B Roth
Duane Locke
Alan Britt
Silvia Scheibli
Steve Barfield
Duane Locke
Alex Ferde
Kristina Krumova
Richard Gartee
Lyn Lifshin
Gale Acuff
Alicia Mathias
Sunday Eyitayo Michael
Running Cub
Laszlo Slomovits
Shutta Crum
Solomon Musa Haruna

Elisavietta Ritchie
Yuan Hongri
Helen Grigya
Fahredin Shehu
Karyn M. Bruce

Robert Nisbet
Deji W. Adesoye

Michael Lee Johnson
Keith Moul
Jennifer Burd

John Grey
Rekha Valliaypan
Fred Wolven


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Copyright (c) 2019 Francis Ferde
All rights revert back to each poet.
--editor / Southeastern Florida
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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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MEETING

Three of us arrived
at the same spot,
at the same second
the sparrow after a crumb,
the hawk after the sparrow,
and I after groceries
all converged in
the Kroger parking lot.
My arrival
in a Ford Escape
alerted the sparrow
which escaped,
the hawk turned
its dive into night,
and quick as we met
we parted
the sparrow safe,
the hawk still hungry,
the car still lurching,
my right foot still
hard on the brake.

 

BARGAIN

A tourist stands next to a tree
by a small bakery in rural India.
A monkey scampers down,
grabs her purse and scoots back up.
From the topmost branch
laughing down at her
all her cash, credit cards, ID,
passport, cell phone, in its paws.
Distraught, she steps into
the bakery to ask for help.
The clerk says, get a donut,
you can pay me later.
After a moment of bewilderment
she does and steps back outside.
The monkey scurries down
and trades for her purse.

 

 Laszlo Slomovits, Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

 


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