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Fiction & Poetry

No One Listens to Poetry

Jack Spicer: This ocean, humiliating in its disguises Tougher than anything. No one listens to poetry.    The ocean Does not mean to be listened to.    A drop Or

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Disaggregation

DISAGGREGATION by Eric Chaet (originally posted at 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems)Aggregates are piled up all around me & across every path it occurs to me to try myriads beyond my ability

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Beauty Will Save the World

DONALD O’DONOVAN Los Angeles (excerpt from O’Donovan’s novel Night Train) I went to the blood bank on Florence. They pay forty-five dollars for Type O. That’s what I’ve got, Type O,

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To Just Sit, Awhile

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900) To just sit, awhile. I dream of making my coffee as carefully as private detective Philip Marlowe, soaking the ground beans

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Humanity

ERIC CHAET Credit: Vergel Bradford (originally posted at 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems) Where has humanity come from? Where is

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Traffic Starts Rumbling

ERIC CHAET Credit: U.S. Dept. of Transportation (originally posted at 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems) Traffic starts rumbling outside my window

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Plastic Santa

ERIC CHAET Credit: Rothko (originally posted at 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems) South Side, 1956 or ’57, I guess, Christmas

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Gandhi & Chance

ERIC CHAET Wisconsin (originally posted at 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems) Gandhi weighed less than 100 poundswhen I was bornwore garment

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Report to William Blake

(re-posted from 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems) Blake, I won’t readyour work againright now—maybe never, ormaybe some timewhen I don’t

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Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase

ERIC CHAET Wisconsin Credit: Financial Times photos (originally published at 100 Peculiarly Useful So-Called Poems) I read about Jamie Dimon with rapt attention. He is single-minded as anyone you might

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