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Juan Mobili: A Greek Family

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Art by Bernice Holtzman 2022

A Greek Family

 

by Juan Mobili

 

 

My God! My son

lives a life that puts 

the Odyssey to shame,

 

and I am tied to a 

mast, bound for home,

to my wife, who goes on

 

weaving and unweaving

to hold suitors at bay,

hoping I am still the king

 

she married before Troy

became such a long gig,

and family took a mythic toll.

 

 

 


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Art by Bernice Holtzman 2022

Juan Pablo Mobili was born in Buenos Aires and adopted by New York. His poems appeared or will be appearing in The American Journal of PoetryHanging Loose, South Florida Poetry Journal, Impspired (UK), The Wild Word (Germany), and Otoliths (Australia), among others. His work received an Honorable Mention from the International Human Rights Art Festival, and multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net. His chapbook, Contraband, was published this year.


Bernice Holtzman’s paintings and collages have appeared in shows at various venues in Manhattan, including the Back Fence in Greenwich Village, the Producer’s Club, the Black Door Gallery on W. 26th St., and one other place she can’t remember, but it was in a basement, and she was well received.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2022