December 6-12, 2021: Poetry from Anthony David Vernon and Tom Weiss

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Anthony David Vernon

Anthony David Vernon is a Cuban-American writer and a master’s level philosophy student at the University of New Mexico. Some of his publishing credits include A Great Fire (2020 Cabinet of Heed), The Warrior King (2020 The Mindful Word), and Hopeless Romantics (2021 Poetry’s Home).

The following work is Copyright © 2021, and owned by Anthony David Vernon and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Now By The Sea

There is my house

Now by the sea

It’s floating there
Waiting for me

Partially ruined
Partially saved

Docked where I once laid

I’ll live on what remains

There in my house

Now by the sea


 

Snowflakes

One snowflake

Goes unnoticed

While many

Cover a mountain

Tom Weiss

Tom Weiss is a graduate of Phillips Academy/ Andover, Mass and Vanderbilt University. Formerly a commercial real estate developer, his poem “dogs” was published in Bark! magazine and the collaborative poem “Almost Human” was published in Mixatini Matrix.

The following work is Copyright © 2021, and owned by Tom Weiss and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

crazy love

I have loved all of them:
fingers feet breasts
minds legs hair
art children thighs
dreams birthmarks
parents courage
flowers wetnesses
Trinidadian rum.

who gives a damn
he rightly asks
already knowing I do
but this time it’s different
he hears me say
knowing that’s what I say
every single time

because it is different
every single time
can’t you see?
I know because it’s me
my heart, my groin,
my belly in the field.

this time I haven’t even seen her,
learning how the blind see learning
except I haven’t touched her either
except with words
and photos of my dogs.
so you’re losing it he says.
I smile and close my eyes.

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