Massachusetts

 

 

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Literary Organization Concord Poetry Center Massachusetts
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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
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Odyssey Book Shop Massachusetts
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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
poem
The readers of the Boston Evening Transcript	
Sway in the wind like a field of ripe corn.	
 
When evening quickens faintly in the street,	
Wakening the appetites of life in some	
And to others bringing the Boston Evening Transcript,
I mount the steps and ring the bell, turning	
Wearily, as one
poem
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