Tom Pescatore and Kevin Patrick McCarthy
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Tom Pescatore can sometimes be seen wandering along the Walt Whitman bridge or down the sidewalks of Philadelphia’s old Skid Row. He might have left a poem or two behind to mark his trail. He maintains a poetry blog: amagicalmistake.blogspot.com.
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Tom Pescatore and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Nightlife of the Living Dead
Home from offices
Home to dinner in plastic containers,
Home to television screens,
Home as the stopping post,
Home to see those ghosts
Home as night life of your living dead,
Only to go back to bed.
Kevin Patrick McCarthy
Kevin Patrick McCarthy is a Colorado poet, dramatist, essayist, and geologist. His early poems were well-received, but he didn’t return to poetry until the recent death of a friend. Since 2012, 17 of his poems have appeared in various journals, including NEAT, COMMON GROUND REVIEW, and WRITTEN RIVER. “Enough Sky” was commended (top 11 out of more than 13,000 entries) in The Poetry Society’s 2014 National Competition (UK).
The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Kevin Patrick McCarthy and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Jasper T. Fetchmeister
For most of his dozen
Every day, he lingered
Then we moved to the city
Children and the elderly
I tell them we paid extra
Now he stumbles sometimes,
The chest fills, the head