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Jazz Standards-Poem by Kevin Rabas
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For K-Poem by Mark Young
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Delta Leo Remembers Her Nephew-Poem by David Spicer
Rosa and the Creep-Poem by David Spicer
Tribe of Two-Poem by David Spicer
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Dark Tales from Gent's Pens



by David Spicer



The rain pattered on the Winnebago

like blue jay droppings.

Driving through the Black Hills,

Delta Leo and I aggravated

each other, intercepted non-sequiturs.

A Thunderbird flew ahead of us.

Drink that cider, Peppermint Boy!

I ignored her.

Let’s climb up Lincoln’s nose, Delta Leo said.

Oh, Delta, pretend you’re a mermaid

and eat that eel.

She asked, You got any Queen?

a second before “Fat Bottomed Girls” thumped

from the speaker.

Can we go . . .

Ice fishing? No, I interrupted.

Hey nephew, get out here,

Delta yelled above the music.

Nothing from the back.

Hey boy, you gotta navigate us to Texas!

Delta, I said, don’t you remember?

He ran off with the widow wearing

that velvet jacket. What was her name? I asked.

Preen, Delta Leo said.

Her jacket had a polar bear on the back.

Up ahead four faces loomed.

Delta Leo ate some cottage cheese, saying,

Well, I got tired of him bummin’

my cherry sours all the time, anyways.

I hope their tongues meet and meld forever.




David Spicer has poems in Chiron Review, Alcatraz, Gargoyle, Furtive Dalliance, Raw, Rat’s Ass Review, The Ginger Collect, Easy Street, Yellow Mama, Ploughshares, Scab, The American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of Everybody Has a Story and five chapbooks; his latest chapbook is From the Limbs of a Pear Tree, available from Flutter Press.

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