September 14-20, 2015: David Chorlton and Roger Still

David Chorlton and Roger Still

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David Chorlton
rdchorlton@netzero.net

Bio (auto)

David Chorlton was born in Austria, grew up in Manchester, England, and lived for several years in Vienna before moving to Phoenix in 1978. Arizona’s landscapes and wildlife have become increasingly important to him and a significant part of his poetry. His Selected Poems from FutureCycle Press appeared in 2014. The shadow side of Vienna provides the core of The Taste of Fog, a work of fiction published by Rain Mountain Press. Visit David on the web here: http://www.davidchorlton.mysite.com/

The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by David Chorlton and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

The Muses

My first muse is a dominatrix.
She’s stern
and not interested in fun.
Concentrate, she tells me while polishing
the studs on her belt,
and don’t waste my time.

The other muse
wears an old raincoat
and looks the type
who only wants to watch

but he’s trying hard
to understand her. My job

is to mediate between them and explain
the role of discipline
in what I do. When he asks
in his slow, colloquial manner
what something I’ve written down means

I refer him to her
but she cracks her whip and says
He thinks this is easy.
Show him it’s not.
Keep working
until you’ve got it simple.

 



Roger Still
rogerstill9@gmail.com

Bio (auto)

Roger Still is a fairly new poet living in Alexandria, VA. His writing has appeared in Belle Reve Literary Journal.

The following work is Copyright © 2015, and owned by Roger Still and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Fifteen Minutes Early

My military father always
taught me to be on time
and early and earlier
and now I snap to attention

I snap because of his
barks and commands even
though they echo in earth
now and do not sound.


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