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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2019

A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS

 

ON

 

MALLORY SQUARE

 

 

 

by Dr. Mel Waldman  

 

 

A

beautiful madness on Mallory Square

 

the

blessings of the tropical sun

 

&

the feast of oneness

 

waiting

for a glorious sunset

 

 

 

opals

in the sky

 

&

a celestial cornucopia

 

 

 

eerie

earthy otherworldly celebration

 

watching

the gorgeous galloping red sun

 

plummet

into

 

illusion

the phantasmagoria

of

 

the

fire of the sun

 

 

 

&

the Eyes of all

 

sail

above

 

swirl

& follow the hypnotic vision

 

in

holy union & love

 

 

 

waiting

for the ineffable moment

 

the

fantastic fall & flow

 

 

 

watching

the magical sphere

 

drop

& merge & vanish

 

with

the chimerical horizon

 

of

the Gulf of Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

&

below

 

before

& after & across the vastness of the everlasting Key West party

 

a

sunset celebration for humans of the world

 

 

 

visitors

& visionaries

 

magicians

& circus people

 

musicians

& artists

 

a

kaleidoscope of entertainers & vendors

 

a

mystical gathering

 

&

a beautiful madness on Mallory Square

 

 

 

Dr. Mel Waldman is a psychologist, poet, and writer whose stories have appeared in numerous magazines including HARDBOILED DETECTIVE, ESPIONAGE, THE SAINT, PULP METAL MAGAZINE, and AUDIENCE. His poems have been widely published in magazines and books including A NEW ULSTER, CLOCKWISE CAT, CRAB FAT LITERARY MAGAZINE, ESKIMO PIE, INDIANA VOICE JOURNAL, LIQUID IMAGINATION, THE BROOKLYN LITERARY REVIEW, BRICKPLIGHT, SKIVE MAGAZINE, ODDBALL MAGAZINE, PABLO LENNIS, POETRY PACIFIC, POETICA, RED FEZ, SQUAWK BACK, SWEET ANNIE & SWEET PEA REVIEW, THE JEWISH LITERARY JOURNAL, THE JEWISH PRESS, THE JERUSALEM POST, HOTMETAL PRESS, MAD SWIRL, HAGGARD & HALLOO, ASCENT ASPIRATIONS, YELLOW MAMA, THE BITCHIN’ KITSCH, SOUL-LIT, TWO DROPS OF INK, and NAMASTE FIJI: THE INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY. A past winner of the literary GRADIVA AWARD in Psychoanalysis, he was nominated for a PUSHCART PRIZE in literature and is the author of 11 books.






Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.






In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2019