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Ann Arbor Review

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International Journal & ezine

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AAR history note:  in print 1967 - 1980.  Irregular publications 1980 - 2004.  As ezine 2004 - present. Most of 55 years all together.

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Umbrella  Vacation

Jesus under 
Mateus bottles 
in a garage 
with one wall missing 
Front lawn fire 
Authorities and a 
pearl handled 
Saturday night special 
where floorboards creak

The porthole window 
from the rusted bathtub
to the alleyway 
and stone table in between 
like an umbrella vacation 
on the ivory sands of hell 

full with foam and bones 
cries the mentor 
from a cabin-stained soul 
Released from prison
behind bars 
for crimes 
only the rabid beast 
would commit 
with play get-out-of-jail 
scattered from smoke to ground


Jacaranda Day


Fire ants and cement steps 

side doors locked 

where curtains blew in 

Termite speckled forms 

the scent of some other scream

Over the refrigerator 

on the mattress up each stair 


Jacaranda day 

distemper year 

crawl space movement 

I heard someone dream 


inside out flower 

stallion side down

curdled words 

desert black 

champion storm 

mint trilled night 

severed song



He is not 
There was nothing 
I said 
There was another 
She sighed 
There by the door

The broken 
He filled 
The collapsed 
I said 
She stood 
The wind



Stephen Sleboda, Holyoke, Massachusetts 


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