March 27 – April 2, 2017: Poetry from Dave Waddell and Gregg Dotoli

​Dave Waddell and Gregg Dotoli

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​Dave Waddell
jrosewaddell@gmail.com

Bio (auto)

I am an amateur award-winning photographer, poet/writer and retired gentleman. I live about 40 minutes from Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Out in the country here we are greatly concerned with metaphors and almost every farmer i’ve met has a tall twisted yarn. Often they go too far but I still like them.

The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by ​Dave Waddell and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


Blue

The blue sky sat easy in the afternoon
The blue dress she wore sat easy on her golden  nakedness
The blue ice sat easy on the tip of her tongue
The blue Ford sparkled with music in the sun
The blue shot through everything like wet paint lacing into other wet paint
The blue dress she wore and the blue shirt I wore ran into each other
…………………….. like something folded and folded, perhaps like a fan
 
Puzzling, danceable blue
Years of blue
Gifts, jokes, books of blue
Free, slow, left over blue
Positive, irregular, expandable blue
Wayward, fundamental, odd blue
Least amount blue
 
Blue dazzles blue in blue eyes
Blue eyes express tenderness and surprise
Tenderness splinters into a thousand tiny pieces and then reforms
Breaks up and forms blue
Bright blue showering brilliance
Flat blue turning in turn emotional and golden blue
Blue that turns and looks at me and turns into you
Blue searching for those blue drowning in blue.

 

 



Gregg Dotoli
gdotoli@icloud.com

Bio (auto)

Gregg Dotoli lives in New York City area and has studied English at Seton Hall University. He works as a white hat hacker, but his first love is the arts. His poems have been published in International Times, Quail Bell Magazine, Metaphor, The Four Quarters Magazine, Calvary Cross, Dead Snakes, Halcyon Magazine, Allegro Magazine, the Mad Swirl, Voices Project, Writing Raw and Down in the Dirt. His book "Poetry Fob" was published by Underground Books.

The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by Gregg Dotoli and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Bad Daydream (inorganic blue cheese)

scared myself,
reflecting while bathing
in moon silence
and hypnotic diamond star clusters
I realized earth missions
with bots, sensors, battery acid
diapers, rot,
bad exp[e,i]r [e,]ment[ ,s]
half-life
man-trash, germs
packed and ready to go
soon we pollute the moon