September 12-18, 2016: Poetry from Jonathan Hayes and Don Kingfisher Campbell

​Jonathan Hayes and Don Kingfisher Campbell

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​Jonathan Hayes
jsh619@earthlink.net

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Jonathan Hayes lives in Santa Cruz, California and is the editor / publisher of the long-running small press mag, "Over the Transom."

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

The Way Some Poets Roll

I rec’d a submission letter today, so I thought,
to my humble magazine, Over the Transom

The poet had no poems in his letter
just a cover letter and a business card

The business card said, "A Moment in Infinity”

His cover letter stated he had been locked up
with Ginsberg for 24 hours during an anti-war protest

And that I should go to his web-site
and select some poems

A “Moment in Infinity”

I repeat to myself

 



Don Kingfisher Campbell
kingfisher1031@charter.net

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Don Kingfisher Campbell, MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, has been a coach and judge for California Poetry Out Loud, a
performing poet/teacher for Red Hen Press Youth Writing Workshops, Los
Angeles Area Coordinator and Board Member of California Poets In The
Schools, poetry editor of Angel City Review, publisher of Spectrum and the
San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, leader of the Emerging Urban Poets
writing and Deep Critique workshops, organizer of the San Gabriel Valley
Poetry Festival, and host of the Saturday Afternoon Poetry reading series in
Pasadena, California. For awards, features, and publication credits, please
go to: http://dkc1031.blogspot.com

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


Rectangular Man

Opens his almond eyes
Waking to strips of light from blinds
Reaches over to the bedside table

To grope for his glasses
Shaped like SUV’s
Sees an office building outside the window

Gets up from his bed
Looks around at four corners
Bookcases, tables, chairs, printer

Heads to the bathroom
Aims into the oval
Moseys over to the kitchen

To shake a cereal box
Pour milk from a carton
Scoops irregular flakes with a spoon

Then he grabs the charged cellphone
Switches on the living room television
Plops onto the long sofa to eat

Later brushes his teeth with a stick
Drinks from a cup
Spits into the sink

Marches to the front door
Swings it out to walk the walkway
Down steps

To the carport
Opens driver door
Descends into seat

Rolls along driveway to the gate
Turns onto the street
Glances at sidewalk trees

Pulls into parking lot
Slowly searches for a space
Parks between white lines