December 22–28, 2008: Josh Thompson and Christine Mihalenko

week of December 22-28, 2008

Josh Thompson and Christine Mihalenko

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Josh Thompson
jthompson420@hotmail.com

Bio (auto)

Josh Thompson is a poet and short story writer living in Rockaway Beach, NY His poems have appeared in Thick With Conviction, The Coe Review, The Ugly Tree, Pawpers and Drown In My Own Fears, amongst others Sober for more than a few months now, the words on the page have taken on a nasty smile He keeps pushing them out, in fear of them swallowing him whole.

The following work is Copyright © 2008, and owned by Josh Thompson and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


these birthmarks

let’s please discuss
something other than this
cold plate of spaghetti as
the shattered vase with the
wilted willows watches us
so sullenly.


plane crash

it fell
from the sky, it did
right through the
unassuming clouds and
into my sights

there was nothing
I could do and
it found the ocean just fine.

Christine Mihalenko
cam44@scasd.org

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Christine Mihalenko lives in State College, Pennsylvania-home of the Penn State nittany lion Roar! She submitted work to the Poetry Super Highway in an effort to get an ‘A’ in her English class.

The following work is Copyright © 2008, and owned by Christine Mihalenko and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Persona of Frank Sinatra

My way
My way
With every note I sing
is a serenade to woo you
These days
now a days
the 40’s and 50’s
Swing Time!
Just a snap of my fingers
will get you swing’in
My way
My way
With a flash of my teeth you fall hard and fast
You adore me
Fawn over me
But you cannot have me
The twinkle of my eye
Wonderful yes
& handsome yes
I am
See what the exterior shows
& see what the interior holds
& sing
& dance
A silver tongue
I have
My way
My movies suggest
That everything’s better
My way