November 12-18, 2007: Suzanne Austin and Jerry Whalley

week of November 12-18, 2007

Suzanne Austin and Jerry Whalley

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Suzanne Austin
zan0@juno.com

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My name is Suzanne Austin I’m 28 years old and I live in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The following work is Copyright © 2007, and owned by Suzanne Austin and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

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This is the reading you shouldn’t be doing
The ocean’s drowning
My hand is .1 percent water
(this isn‚t true)
Shrouded salamanders cannot be trusted
Unlucky home owners
with 1200 square feet of
rented philosophies
double fisted agonies
and hello kitty dolls
have invitation only yard sales
Open robes
are not as revealing
as a lie
(slow exposures of galaxies show us heaven, etc )
Burnt out
mosquitoes
feast on your tax dollars
What?
I have a tendency to
mumble
and can only
hope you’re reading this
on a curve

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The world is neither vertical nor horizontal
it is a fist
Colliding with god’s great dream
the sky is a parachute
we keep eating through

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There are elephants on the tip of my tongue
and constellations at my fingertips
you are a beautiful crucifix
you are the sky I watch darken
much ado about a dying breed
She stopped to think of me at the top of the stairs
I watch the rooftops
from my window
run over with rain


Jerry Whalley
yorkie4me@cox.net

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Jerry Whalley lives in North Vancouver, Canada

The following work is Copyright © 2007, and owned by Jerry Whalley and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

the other shoe

She spoke in silences;
her heart empty
with lost time.

Walls unpainted their colours Windows became blind Doors withheld keys A blanketless bed,
and pageless books!

A hole in her shoe;
the other already dropped

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