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Nicholas Petrone’s poems can be found in many places, including The View From Here, Willows Wept Review, The Ranfurly Review, Poetry Super Highway, Word Salad, Epiphany Magazine, Everyday Poets, Weird Cookies, Straight Forward Poetry and in overflowing boxes in his attic. You can also read his poems at http://winkingattheapocalypse.blogspot.com/. He teaches American history in Syracuse, NY.
The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Nicholas Petrone and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Well Enough Alone
The singular instant before poem –
As if riderless horses doubt their own alacrity
But unwritten poems
And after we have spoiled the moment with syllables and limits,
The following work is Copyright © 2014, and owned by Michael Cantin and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
What the Laundry Took (From Me)
When I discovered your absence
Madness took me.
And you mocked my descent,
When I discovered your absence.