November 25 – December 1, 2019: Poetry from John Zedolik and John F McMullen

John Zedolik and John F McMullen

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John Zedolik
jjzjr66@aol.com

Bio (auto)

For the past four years, John has been an adjunct English instructor at a number of universities in and around Pittsburgh. He has published poems in such journals as AriesThe Bangalore Review (IND), Commonweal, Orbis (UK), Paperplates (CAN), Poem, Pulsar Poetry Webzine (UK), Poetry Salzburg Review (AUT), Third Wednesday, Transom, and in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He recently has published a full-length collection, entitled Salient Points and Sharp Angles (CW Books), which is available on Amazon. His iPhone is his primary poetry notebook, and he hopes his use of technology in regard to this ancient art form continues to be fruitful.

The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by John Zedolik and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

 

Arrhythmia

During break time, he told the guys at the warehouse
that he asked a stripper to breakfast
after her pole-shift, which must have ended

no earlier than two. So an early repast
indeed for the entertainer and her suitor
who didn’t care about the metabolism

of eggs even sunny-side up that couldn’t
hurry the dawn and a better time for starting
the day if not the relationship or hot-buttered

sex as he had hoped with that offering of hot cakes
and sweet syrup in the dim time better left for sleeping
clothed in the comfort of unseeing walls.

 

 


John F McMullen
johnmac13@gmail.com

Bio (auto)

John F. McMullen, “johnmac the bard”, is the Poet Laureate of the Town of Yorktown, NY, an adjunct professor at Westchester Community College, a graduate of Iona College, the holder of two Masters degrees from Marist College, a member of the American Academy of Poets and Poets & Writers, the author of over 2,500 columns and articles and nine books, seven of which are collections of poetry (all are available at Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats), and a contributor to various journals and anthologies

The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by John F McMullen and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

 

November in the Northeast

Seduced by the Fall
Fucked by the Winter

 

 

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