September 3-9, 2012: Daniel Dewey and Ross Leese

week of September 3-9, 2012

Daniel Dewey and Ross Leese

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Daniel Dewey
visionsteen@yahoo.com

Bio (auto)

My name is Daniel and I have been writing poetry ever since I could hold a pen. I live on the northeastern edge of Pasadena and love to play the guitar, take long walks on the beach…wait, wrong submission. I am a father, teacher, friend, and publishing my poetry is long overdue. You know.

The following work is Copyright © 2012, and owned by Daniel Dewey and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


Grateful Alive

The smell of old books
Ten year old provolone
At room temperature from the
Roman deli
A winning trifecta
A cold beer after work
Old movie houses
Butter and salt on freshly popped popcorn
Breaking off the edges of a glazed old fashion doughnut
Chopin’s Nocturnes
New guitar strings
A 220 yard drive straight down the fairway
“Talking about it” with my son
The Redwood Forest
Campfires at the beach
Gogol Bordello
Paco Pena
Coffee grinders and paper shredders
Lakers in HD
A beautiful stranger
Thai peanut sauce
Crisp mornings after it rains
Jumping on a pile of leaves
Rolling down a grassy hill
The World’s Most Interesting Man can bite me!



Ross Leese
rossleese@live.co.uk

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Ross Leese is 32 years too old and comes from Doncaster in the cold north of England.

The following work is Copyright © 2012, and owned by Ross Leese and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

and all the tablets the doctors
the good advice count for nothing

sometimes I become
aware

that the best years
of my
life

are probably
behind
me–

and it’s these type of
realizations
alone

that cause you
to lie
awake
in
bed

with the cold sweat
on your
brow

and your
heart
beating faster

than
trains.