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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2019

A

 

BEAUTIFUL DEATH

 

ON

 

MALLORY SQUARE

 

 

by Dr. Mel Waldman  

 

A

beautiful death on Mallory Square

 

rushing

slowly along the pier

 

by

the Gulf of Mexico

 

 

 

below

the gorgeous sun

 

a

sprawling canopy of blazing red

 

our

omnipotent Lady of the Light

 

anointing

&

 

devouring

&

 

blessing

us with delirious revelations & celestial ecstasy

 

&

visions of Palomino Mustangs

 

golden

horses with creamy manes & tails gallop across my Mind’s Eye

 

 

 

while

strangers say, “hello,”

 

&

stroll along the docks

 

wearing

eerie auras of divinity

 

waiting

for the grand sunset & the bestial secrets of the night

 

 

 

&

to the invisible universe,

 

I

whisper the metaphysical

 

why?

 

 

 

&

magicians & circus folks

 

&

“Cookie Lady”

 

&

“Cat Man”

 

&

madmen & mystics

 

 

&

artists & musicians

 

&

a cornucopia of un-real performers

 

enchant

& amaze   bewilder   &   delight   us

 

inside

the existential maze of Mallory Square

 

 

 

&

otherworldly travelers

 

grin

wisely, enigmatically at you & me

 

&

wait for the Great Rondini

 

magnificent

escape artist & neo-Houdini

 

to

appear in chains here & now on Mallory Square & free himself at sunset

 

 

 

I

too wish to be free

 

&

ride the celestial waves

 

rushing

slowly along the pier

 

 by

the Gulf of Mexico on Mallory Square

 

 

 

 

where

the invisible universe flows & fuels          metamorphosis & transcendence  

 

creation   obliteration   &   resurrection

 

 

 

&

I wish to be free

 

like

my chimerical Palomino Mustangs galloping across my Mind’s Eye

 

unbridled   &   unleashed

 

 

 

&

the beautiful death on Mallory Square

 

that

blesses us on this everlasting night where our Lady of the Light dies

 

 

 

yes,

I wish to be free & unbridled

 

letting

go of the reins of the human brain

 

 

 

&

free

 

as

I release the self from its bestial cage

 

 

 

&

transformed 

 

as

I watch my ego melt by the Gulf of Mexico

below

our vanishing Lady

 

here

on Mallory Square

 

where

I shall be transcendentally free

 

 

 

 

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