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Ann Arbor Review

is an independent

International Journal & ezine

Copyright (c) 2016 Francis Ferde
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 47 years all together....


Francis Ferde
Silver Grey Fox
Running Cub
Fred Wolven

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Perhaps you’ve been to one of those
parties where everyone is just a bit quicker,

and no matter what the subject is
they all have fascinating stories to tell about it.

And even though you do too
somehow you’re never quite quick enough

so you go home at the end of the night
full of all those stories you didn’t get to tell

and you can’t sleep. So you get up
and write them down while the other people

are sleeping happily — and maybe
next year they’ll read your book.



After the wedding, the first time they visited
his parents, his mother served the soup,

and his father sat at the head of the table
silently staring at his bowl. His mother asked,

“What’s wrong, honey?” But his father
just continued gazing down into the bowl.

Suddenly, his mother gasped, “Oh! I forgot
your spoon!” And went scurrying into the kitchen

to get it. The young wife turned to her husband
and hissed under her breath, “If you ever…”

and sliced her index finger across her throat.



Laszlo Slomovits, Ann Arbor, Michigan



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