|Jonathan Hayes lives in San Francisco, California His new book, T(HERE), is being showcased at the LA Times Book Festival this year.|
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At Venice Beach’s big bowl
While barely bigger than her skateboard
Then does a hand-plant
She falls on her butt
And watches her skateboard slide to the bottom
The crowd relaxes and laughs and smiles safely
While oblivious to it all
|Charles lives in Fountain Hills, AZ He started writing poetry 14 years ago to celebrate the birth of his daring, darling, daughter Valerie He wanted to preserve all the memories of the first time she walked, talked Valerie was born with many obstacles to overcome giving him much to write about Writing soon became his way of saving his sanity Valerie is doing great now; she is quite the young writer This year he has been published in The Clark Street Review, Plato’s Tavern, Poetswest, Nomad’s Choir, Bellowing Ark, PKA’s Advocate, Pegasus, The Saturday Diner, The American Dissident, The Pink Chameleon, The Back Street Review, and Soundings Review He has a new collection of poetry out, Storytelling.|
The following work is Copyright © 2010, and owned by Charles Portolano and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
All day in the desert
You awake wanting to do