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2 poems by Michael A. Griffith

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Michael A. Griffith teaches courses and workshops in public speaking, communications, and creative writing at the college and adult continuing education levels. His essays have appeared in Teaching For Success, Ripen the Page (where this essay appeared in slightly different form in August 2016) and Lehigh Valley Woman’s Journal. His poetry has recently appeared online on sites such as The Blue Nib, Dual Coast Poetry, Stanzic Stylings, Poetry Quarterly, and Dissident Voices. He resides in Somerset County, NJ.

 

 

 

 

Magazine Contents, July 2, 2017

 

Lazy Sunday editorial Trump, Trump, Trump

Tips for saving money as you travel

(I won’t be traveling this summer.)

5 recipes using coffee as an ingredient

(I’d try three of them.)

A writer’s memories of raising his daughter

(Nice and all, but my memories are slightly more interesting, thank you.)

A poem with the word “bone” in it twice

(I’ve written a poem titled “Bone.”)

Feature article: Our efforts to communicate with extraterrestrial life

(We can barely talk nicely to other countries, the man across the street.

What, we hope E.T. will teach us how to be frickin’ civil?)

What Ringo Starr has been up to lately

(Drumming and flashing the peace sign, right?)

Four cartoons, only one of which I really “get.”

(I can draw better than that.)

Obituaries of noteworthy people

(Will I ever make that list?)

The horoscopes for the coming week

(“Aquarius: July 5th, Watch your back – somebody wants to stab it.”)

Back cover ad for a resort with incredible white sand, glowing blue water, and palm trees

(and if I knew for sure the woman in the ad would be there, I damn well WOULD travel this summer, buddy.)

– and I wonder why my coffee went cold.

 

 

 

beneath the rosebush

 

black snake ribbon twist

round young sparrow

beneath the rosebush

full of thorn and bloom

shadows there amid petalfall

light there amid feathertore

 

garden tame garden wild

life cares for its own

snake don’t care that sparrow is scared

sparrow don’t care that snake is hungry

all beneath the rosebush

and rose just care for rose

 

 

 

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