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Art by KJ Hannah Greenberg 2021

Thank you

by Meg Baird

 

God, it’s said

Said that next to him

The coyote was the smartest

Person on Earth

Coyote comes from the Latin

meaning “Talking Dog”

And isn’t it cool that backwards

God is Dog

Maybe that’s why we say

He’s watching over us

Ain’t no Biggie Smalls

Talk about a dream

Check out his rap

Take a breath

Breathe

Be like water, my friend

I bet you know who said that

Bruce Lee but did you know

He had his sweat glands excised

Dear God, tell us why

Heating the star inside relentlessly

And it makes me makes me

Makes me wanna cry

 

The other story goes

 He was in the hotel room

of a young woman actress

And died of an adverse reaction

To a painkiller

Must have been a hum-dinger!

Out with a bang and not a whimper

To reverse T.S. Elliot

He had the best lines

And Milton Acorn said

If you remember lines

It’s poetry

 

 

Meg Baird can be found in the ezine archives of Yellow Mama, Twisted Sister, Anemone Sidecar, Open Heart Forgery, Apollo’s Lyre, and Prachya Review, as well as the paper publications Fluidity, CV2: Poetry Only, Expressions, and Fourth Floor Images. She enjoys performing in cafes, libraries, bars and special events. Poetry, her own and that of others, has saved her life on more than one occasion. Say no more!


KJ Hannah Greenberg captures the world in words and images. Her most recent poetry collection is Rudiments (Seashell Books, 2020), her most recent essay collection is Simple Gratitudes (Propertius Press, 2020), her most recent short story collection is Demurral: Linens, and Towel and Fears (Bards& Sages Publishing, 2020), and her most recent photography collection is 20/20, Eye on Israel (Camel Saloon, 2015).

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2021