Massachusetts

 

 

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Literary Organization Literary Map of Massachusetts Massachusetts
Literary Organization Grub Street, Inc. Massachusetts
Literary Organization Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Massachusetts
Literary Organization The Frost Foundation Massachusetts
Literary Organization PEN New England Massachusetts
Literary Organization Worcester County Poetry Association Massachusetts
Literary Organization Concord Poetry Center Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Odyssey Book Shop Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Amherst Books Massachusetts
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Papyri Books Massachusetts

poems

poem

"Relinquunt Omnia Servare Rem Publicam."

The old South Boston Aquarium stands
in a Sahara of snow now.  Its broken windows are boarded.
The bronze weathervane cod has lost half its scales.
The airy tanks are dry.

Once my nose crawled like a snail on the glass;
my hand tingled
to burst the bubbles
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I've been meaning to tell
you how the sky is pink
here sometimes like the roof
of a mouth that's about to chomp
down on the crooked steel teeth
of the city,

I remember the desperate 
things we did
                and that I stumble
down sidewalks listening
to the buzz of street lamps
at dusk and the
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There is a movie called "She's Gotta Have It."
There is a blizzard in Massachusetts today.
Twenty-one people died in Chicago last night.
Two of my friends live there,
but I have never wanted to live there
because it is cold there and people die
from the cold and the wind and from each other.
There is a movie